Thursday, November 03, 2005

Is a commentator at a right-leaning Web site calling for the murder of Tom DeLay's prosecutor?

You decide:

Ronnie Earle, the district attorney from Travis County in Texas, finally has made his strongest case for removing a political operative from office -- himself.

Yep, time to go, Ronnie.

Mr. Earle's brand of political prosecution makes you want to sing "Goodbye Earl," the Dixie Chicks' tune about abusive men....

Here are some of the lyrics to "Goodbye Earl":

...Well she finally got the nerve to file for divorce
She let the law take it from there
But Earl walked right through that restraining order
And put her in intensive care
Right away Mary Anne flew in from Atlanta
On a red eye midnight flight
She held Wanda's hand as they
Worked out a plan
And it didn't take 'em long to decide
That Earl had to die

Goodbye Earl
Those black-eyed peas
They tasted all right to me Earl
You're feelin' weak
Why don't you lay down
And sleep Earl
Ain't it dark
Wrapped up in that tarp Earl...

So the girls bought some land
And a roadside stand
Out on Highway 109
They sell Tennessee ham
And strawberry jam
And they don't
Lose any sleep at night 'cause
Earl had to die...

Is that what our columnist thinks should happen to Ronnie Earle?

You know, a lot of right-wingers are worked up these days because Steve Gilliard, who's black, depicted a black Republican Senate candidate as Sambo on his blog. Whatever the merits of that, this seems a wee bit worse.

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