This one's never going to get old, is it?
There was also the matter of carrying guns into the convention hall. With Mr. Cheney as the promised keynote speaker, this had become the subject of heated debate in the weeks leading up to the convention.
Utah allows its citizens to carry concealed weapons virtually anywhere, but the Secret Service imposes control over venues where the president and vice president travel, which means no weapons allowed.
By late in the week, a compromise was reached. Delegates with guns were provided lockers outside the exposition center to store them until Mr. Cheney departed. In all, local officials checked 25 guns, all of which were returned to their owners.
It's amusing how America's most animated defenders of the Second Amendment really don't want easy and convenient access to firearms when they're in the neighbourhood, isn't it?
P.S. On the other hand, we over here on the Left are extremely uncivil and dangerous, with all of our Improvised Explosive Snark. Much more dangerous than automatic weapons. Or so I've been told.
BONUS TRACK: What could possibly go wrong?