Who really needs hanging here?
An idiot in Idaho might have bitten off more than he can chew by putting up a sign offering a free public hanging of President-elect Barack Obama and other leading Democrats. A local sheriff says she and a Secret Service agent will be paying a visit to Ken Germana of Vay, Idaho, who crafted the sign showing a noose and the names of Obama, Sen. John Kerry, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Rev. Al Sharpton. "That's a political statement. They can call it whatever they want, a threat or whatever," said Germana in an interview with the Bonner County Daily Bee. The AP reports that Germana said he's not a threat to Obama but wouldn't shed a tear if the president-elect were harmed. Is this what we've come to as a country? Silently rooting for one of our presidents to be assassinated? This particular nimrod, who hails from an area known for past ties with white supremacists, might not pose a direct threat to Obama, but the hateful words and actions of him and his kind only serve as fuel to those who might be inclined to point a high-powered rifle in the direction of our incoming president. With the extensive number of lunatics and racists we have in this country (and that would be numbered in the millions), Obama enters office with the greatest risk of assassination of any president since Lincoln. It's sad, but it's true.