This columnist thinks the Bush Haters have gone too far, particularly when they start talking of President Bush being....'taken out', 'X-ed', you know, that word you can't say in the same sentence with the words 'President Bush' without setting off all sorts of freaky computer tracking programs in the NSA.
So we'll let this columnist say it instead :
Six years into the Bush administration, are there any new lows to which the Bush-haters can sink?
George W. Bush has been smeared by the left with every insult imaginable.
He has been called a segregationist who yearns to revive Jim Crow and compared ad nauseam to Adolf Hitler.
His detractors have accused him of being financially entwined with Osama bin Laden. Of presiding over an American gulag. Of being a latter-day Mussolini.
What else can they say about Bush? That they want him killed?
They already say it.
On Air America, talk show host Randi Rhodes recommended doing to Bush what Michael Corleone, in 'The Godfather, Part II,' does to his brother.
"Like Fredo," she said, `"somebody ought to take him out fishing and phuw!" -- then imitated the sound of a gunshot. In the Guardian, a leading British daily, columnist Charlie Brooker issued a plea: "John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr. -- where are you now that we need you?"
For the more literary Bush-hater, there is Checkpoint, a novel by Nicholson Baker in which two characters discuss the wisdom of shooting the president.
"I'm going to kill that bastard," one character fumes. Some Bush-hatred masquerades as art...
At Chicago's Columbia College, a curated exhibit included a sheet of mock postage stamps bearing the words ``Patriot Act" and depicting President Bush with a gun to his head.
There are even Bush-assassination fashion statements, such as the `KILL BUSH' T-shirts that were on offer last year at CafePress, an online retailer.
....has there ever been a president so hated by his enemies that they lusted openly for his death? Or tried to gratify that lust with such political pornography?
As with other kinds of porn, even the most graphic expressions of Bush-hatred tend to jade those who gorge on it, so that they crave ever more explicit material to achieve the same effect
This geezer sounds angry.