The Washington Post correctly notes that red states produce better American Idol contestants.
They also produce pretty stupid police:
7-Hour Standoff Ends; Police Discover Nobody In Home
OKLAHOMA CITY — A police standoff ended early Tuesday with metro police discovering there was nobody in the house they were monitoring.
A seven-hour standoff near Southeast 59th Street and Bryant Avenue started as a drug investigation of a home in the area. Officers said they were worried about activity in the house, and they called for a tactical team.