Thursday, June 15, 2006

Those Wacky Republicans

If a governor's flunky accused me of fantasizing about the mass killing of American citizens I'd be considering my legal options. Via TPM Muckraker:

At Jackson’s request, Temple was escorted out of the office by Capitol police. At one point, five officers surrounded him, Temple said. They later told Temple that no charges would be sought, but that he would not be allowed in the governor’s office.

Jackson said that was his decision, and that he had good reasons. He called Temple one of the “Carnahan hate-bloggers…The Carnahans have a deep and visceral hatred for the Blunt family.'’

Jackson also accused Temple of having “Timothy McVeigh-like fantasies.'’

Temple, a lawyer, said he was struck “speechless'’ by Jackson’s McVeigh statement, and is weighing whether to seek legal action. Temple noted that McVeigh, convicted and executed for the Oklahoma City bombing, was “a mass murderer.'’