Responding to my post yesterday about Bristol Palin's boyfriend on the Today Show, former Nixon speech writer and current bloviating MSNBC token Republican, Pat Buchanan, called on Todd Palin to kill the father of his grandchild.
“Well, first, with regard to Levi, I think First Dude up there in Alaska, Todd Palin, ought to take Levi down to the creek and hold his head underwater until the thrashing stops.“The scheme was put forth initially on "Starbucks' Morning Joe" where the hosts found the vision of the dark-haired young Levi Johnston, stylishly attired in an argyle sweater and designer jeans, thrashing about, gasping for air and then perishing, to be hilarious.
In order to give readers a better understanding, this blog asked an intern to get into a nearby creek to simulate the proposed plan. As you can see by the photo at right, laughter is induced even before the victim's head goes under.
Republicans immediately distanced themselves from Buchanan. The suddenly ubiquitous Dick Cheney materialized on Fox News where he grumbled, "This is why I never told Pat about my Super Secret Big Boys Only CIA Executive Assassination Club. He's been yammering on TV for so many years now he forgets what 'top secret' means. If he'd been like this back when he was working for Nixon, the Watergate Hotel break-in would have been all over the news ... hey, wait a minute!"
Todd Palin, asked about the murder plans by reporters and the Alaskan Mounties, said, "I don't know nothin' about what Pat Buchanan said. And if I did, he sure spoiled it now. Everyone will be watching me. And we wasn't gonna do it in the creek neither."
MSNBC issued a disclaimer saying that they did not advocate harming anyone, "even a total douchebag like Levi". They then had Buchanan appear on "Hardball", "Countdown" and "The Rachel Madow Show We Couldn't Come Up With a Name For" to repeat his call for Johnston's death by drowning. The backwoods assassination plot continued to get rave reviews and uproarious support.