August 23, 2005

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One of the problems with being Pat Robertson is you have to keep saying more and more outrageous stuff. He has to maintains right-wing religious nut status. In the latest he has called for the assassination of Venezuela's President:

He has destroyed the Venezuelan economy, and he's going to make that a launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism all over the continent.

You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war.

Robertson has said some whoppers before, but this one has the added spice of an international incident. Venezuela is crying foul and the White House is distancing itself as far as it can.

Pat Robertson: The one-man international incident.

Update: Robertson tries and explain himself and fails:

Robertson said that his remarks about Chavez were taken out of context and that he never called for the killing of the Latin American leader.

"I didn't say 'assassination.' I said our special forces should 'take him out.' And 'take him out' can be a number of things, including kidnapping; there are a number of ways to take out a dictator from power besides killing him.

That has got to be the lamest explination ever. When I was 5 and all the cookies went missing I was able to come up with at better line that this. "Take Him Out" does mean assasination?


jess said...

ok, let's turn this around a bit. What if a different religious extremist (who happened to be muslim) in the UK advocated the assasination of W? Under new guidlines in the UK, I believe that's grounds for deportation. Can't we deport Pat?

Anonymous said...

can't we just assasinate W?

larry said...

So I can't understand why the right wing is so insistent about putting the ten commandments up in public when they obviously have no interest in obeying them.