You’ve probably seen this already on Drudge:
Campaign 2004 turns extreme in Florida with the placement of a newspaper ad calling for physical retribution against Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld!
“We should put this S.O.B. up against a wall and say ‘This is one of our bad days,’ and pull the trigger,” the ad reads.
Is it bad? Of course. But it’s a tempest in a teapot. Some local Florida crank (we’ve got plenty like them in the blogosphere, left and right) went too far. The Kerry campaign will publicly denounce the ad, and privately have a few choice words with the idiots who placed it.
And, properly, that will be that.
Unless, of course, Kerry doesn’t distance himself from the damn thing — but not even he is that politically tone-deaf.
Oh, and here’s a really bad photocopy of the ad.