Monday, October 27, 2008

Assassination Attempt? Or Mixed Nuts?

More likely Mixed Nuts. Though this is an assassination attempt as conceived by the Three Stooges, except the Stooges would have had a more thought out plan. However, the MSM now gets some needed support for the “Evil Republicans Encourage Political Violence” meme.

Skinheads meet Dumb & Dumber in Obama Assassination “Plot”.

Thanks to the FBI / ATF for breaking this up well before any real harm occurred. Assassination plots, even inept ones, shouldn't be funny. There’s always a couple of kooks out there, and some turn out to be dangerous. This attempt wasn’t likely to get close to Senator Obama, but people could have been killed in the run up to the attempt, so it’s good that they’ll have a nice long stretch in Le Hotel Greybar to contemplate their sins. Hope they have nice roomates.

Still, these two have a certain something. Something that makes this very difficult to take seriously, though the FBI has to, and because they bagged the kooks before any real violence occurred, I have the license to poke fun.

Daniel Cowart and Paul Schlesselman seem more like a couple of circus clowns from Central Casting than assassins. The entire episode sounds more like a scenario for a “Naked Gun” movie than a serious attempt.

As far as the “plot” part goes, not much “plotting” actually occurred:

“Reporting from Washington -- Federal authorities in Tennessee announced today
that they have arrested two alleged white supremacists in an alleged plot to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama by driving their
vehicle at top speed and firing high-powered rifles at him from their car windows.”

More likely to be dramatic than effective, but still well within the powers of conception for a couple of 40 watt bulbs over invested in video games and more beer than brains. It gets better:

“’Both individuals stated that they would dress in all white tuxedos and wear top hats during the assassination attempt,’ Weaks said. "Both individuals further stated they knew they would and were willing to die during this attempt.’”
No word on whether or not they also intended to play “Puttin’ on the Ritz” during the attempt.