Thursday, September 23, 2004

Sue Niederer Followup

Remember our post last week (I think we broke this) about the woman in New Jersey who had the unmitigated gall and audacity to run the gauntlet past security and ideology checkpoints at a Laura Bush rally? Yep, Sue Niederer, the woman who wore a shirt with the words, President Bush You Killed My Son, and was subsequently arrested for "defiant trespass" (or some other such specious charge)?

Well, it turns out you don't fuck with the First Stepford Wife. Now Ms. Niederer, a grieving mother of a son recently killed in Iraq, has the Secret Service on her case:

Federal officials said they are examining comments made in online postings of interviews with Sue Niederer, who was arrested last week during a Republican campaign rally in Mercer County when she interrupted a speech by first lady Laura Bush.

In portions of an interview posted online in May on the Web site, Niederer said she wanted to "rip the president's head off" and "shoot him in the groined area."

The comments caught the attention of a Secret Service analyst and are under review, Special Agent Tony Colgary told The Times of Trenton for Wednesday's editions. It is a federal crime to threaten to kill the president...
I swear to you, George Orwell couldn't have made this shit up even 50 or 60 years ago.

Now, I'm sure that there's a lot of people around this country, and other planetary outposts, who would like to (figuratively speaking, of course, for any SS or latter day Gestapo officers visiting this site) rip Chimpy McCokespoon's head off and shit down his windpipe. And I can think of no class of people more morally entitled to such a fantasy than mothers and spouses of those killed during the course of BushCo's Excellent Nation Building Adventure.

I sincerely hope that the ACLU is all over this one.