11/09/2004

God Is a Bullet

In a repugnant piece entitled, "Will Someone Please Shoot the President?", excuse me, "Can History Save the Democrats?" New York times columnist Dean E. Murphy offers up a prayer for the assassination of President Bush.

Sean Wilentz, a professor of history at Princeton, saw two instances in history when the American electoral landscape resembled that of today. "They are kind of scary examples," Professor Wilentz said. "One is 1860, and we know what happened after that one, and the other was 1896, the McKinley-Bryan election."

"The Republicans are basically unchecked," Professor Wilentz said. "There is no check in the federal government and no check in the world. They have an unfettered playing field."

Until the next act of God, that is.
SUMMARY: The Republican stranglehold on power is so absolute that only an assassin's bullet can break it.

Until now, it was only The Guardian printing such calls for someone to shoot the president, but it appears that the sentiment has crossed the pond.