The Secret Service got its art on the other day by visiting a new exhibit featuring a fake 37-cent stamp that showed a gun pointed at Mr. Bush's head. As we noted earlier, this is the Secret Service's job, though maybe it shouldn't be. (Note to SS: John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald and his cohorts didn't make art installations of what they were planning to do.) Thanks to the SS's visit, the exhibit's been getting a lot of publicity and thus more traffic.
Now the homoerotic blog Powermadline has weighed in with a predictable screed entitled, "Incitement to Assassination?" Assrocket writes, "There is no parallel in modern American history for the virulent hate that the left has generated against President Bush." Given Powerline's track record, we'll take that with a shakerful of salt. I seem to recall nothing but hatred coming from the right during the Clinton years. As a dyed-in-the-wool Bush-hater, though, I hasten to point out that my hatred of the man has taken years to build up and is a direct response to his actions. And I don't own a gun.
But for the record, I don't want anyone to assassinate Bush. That would undermine the rule of (some) law—and it would leave us with President Cheney.