Tuesday, August 23, 2005


There isn't much for me to really say about Robertson's call for the assassination of Hugo Chevez of Venezuela
"If he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think we really ought to go ahead and do it,"
when even members of the far Right are condemning him. But what is the reaction of the administration.
State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Tuesday that Robertson has the right of any private citizen to say whatever he wants, but added that the televangelist's remarks "do not represent the views of the United States."

"His comments are inappropriate and, as we have said before, any allegations that we are planning to take hostile action against the Venezuelan government are completely baseless and without fact," McCormack said.
Robertson isn't just a 'private' citizens. He is a member of the inner circle, and a former GOP candidate for President.

When you think of how the Right has chastised others for their words, with calls for resignations or dismissals, why should this be any different.

Pat was wrong, his words should be condemned, not simply dismissed as inappropriate.

The affiliates who carry his program should dump him. He has crossed the line and should be dealt with appropriately,


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