Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The mainstream press and Democrats have made it clear that in the future, no political questions should be asked, nor opinions stated, which could even conceivably reach the ears of a homicidal lunatic. In Washington DC, liberal legislators are trying to figure out how to codify this policy as law, but there's a major flaw in that plan.
As Pima County Sheriff Clarence "Talk Radio" Dupnik has pointed out, he knew that Jared Lee Loughner was a dangerous mental case for years...but he couldn't act until after Loughner started killing people. Similarly, the Democrats' "Don't Stir Up The Loonies" bill wouldn't prevent political disagreement, it would only give authorities the ability to prosecute after the fact...when blood (or more tragically, printer's ink) had already spilled. And that's just not good enough.
Which is why the obvious answer is for Barack Obama to give Robert Gibbs' now-available job as Press Secretary to Jared Lee Loughner.
What better way to assure that no unpleasant questions will be asked in the future? How else can we guarantee that political speech is properly modulated to keep schizophrenics smiling and happy?
Oh sure, a few namby-pamby reporters on the Whitehouse beat may be a little uncomfortable at first...but if Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin aren't in the press room to stir him up, then Loughner is utterly harmless.
After all...that's what those same press people are telling the American public.