“That [current Florida Republican Governor Rick] Scott down there that’s running for governor of Florida,” Mr. Kanjorski said. “Instead of running for governor of Florida, they ought to have him [*] and shoot him. Put him against the wall and shoot him.”
“I am sorry that I called for the literal killing of Governor Scott – and that I wrote an op-ed calling for civility without ever once admitting that by my own moral pretensions I was one of the worst offenders of my party, let alone the larger political scene. I am so, so sorry.”
– Former Representative Paul Kanjorski (D, PA), don’t hold your breath waiting for him to say that.
As a title, it is perhaps unsubtle: but since he is going around saying things like this…
“We’re giving relief to people that I deal with in my office every day now unfortunately. But because of the longevity of this recession, these are people — and they’re not minorities and they’re not defective and they’re not all the things you’d like to insinuate that these programs are about — these are average, good American people,” Kanjorski states.
(Via Ed Driscoll, who has a good deal more of Kanjorski’s more… counterproductive… commentary.) …I don’t see why words should be minced. Or why Kanjorski needs to stay in the House past November; I’m fairly certain that Lou Barletta can be counted on to avoid insinuating that ‘minorities’ or ‘defectives’ don’t get to be ‘average, good American people.’
Well, first he was babbling about how nobody expected unemployment to get this high, and how he didn’t vote for the stimulus because it wasn’t big enough, and then he got into the entire maglev thing… anyway, I’ve cut up and laid out the relevant bits. It needs a soundtrack, but I couldn’t think of anything that would mix nonsensical and doom-laden well enough.
You know what would make me happy? The NRCC coming up with a good challenger to this guy (who, might I add, took money from notorious, now-raided-and-defunct lobbyists PMA Group). That would make me happy.