Even more lighthearted right-wing banter about assassinations ... first, from this weekend's meeting of the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (as reported by AP):
...State Rep. Jennifer Carroll made a joke that suggested Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton could help the country best if she was assassinated.
...Carroll opened her remarks during a discussion of Senate races by making a joke about Clinton. She said the New York senator and former first lady was visited by the ghosts of three presidents - Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln - and asked each what she could do to help the nation.
Carroll said Lincoln's response was "Go to a theater." Lincoln was assassinated in Ford's Theater in Washington....
And there's this from self-styled right-wing comic Julia Gorin, as quoted in the New York Daily News:
"John Kerry better hope Hillary doesn't decide to become his running mate. Does he really think she'll let him live long enough to see the first 100 Days? She's not waiting four years to become President; she'll let him get inaugurated, but then he'll go the way of Ron Brown, Vince Foster and Buddy the dog."
Gorin, by the way, does work for Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, National Review, and Jewish World Review. If you have a minute, drop 'em a line and ask 'em how they feel about employing a columnist who accuses a sitting U.S. senator of planning a political assassination.
(Thanks to Jesse and commenter asdf at Pandagon for the AP and Daily News links.)