Harold Ford Jr. Tour Rider: Security Arrangements Mildly Amusing
Nothing too scandalizing here, though the security concerns are interesting. Ford wanted "all name signs by driver or designated pick up person... to read 'H.F.'" Presumably that coding was devised in case some assassin planned to show up at the airport with a Harold Ford sign, lure Ford into a limo, and speed him into oblivion. That's the attention to detail we look for in a candidate!
Where Ford slipped up was in notifying the school that he is allergic to shellfish. We suppose he could have just refused paella if it were prepared for him and had more of the inevitable side salad. And if this rider were intercepted by his enemies, they could have snuck bits of prawn into the salad and ruined his appearance at NMSU, and his career. Well, we suppose at this stage he has a taster.