Give Bush The Death Penalty?
So, a Green Party nutjob advocates capital punishment for George Bush on Chris Matthews’ show and Matthews lets it pass unchallenged? That’s pathetic…
Chris Matthews: “Look, let me ask you this. Where are you on capital punishment?”
New York Gubernatorial Green Party Candidate Malachy McCourt: “Capital punishment? I think that if, if I’ve got to find that guy in Spain who indicted Pinochet and get him for war crimes, and I get him to do the same thing for Bush. And in that case, I would be for capital punishment. Otherwise, I am against it. Spitzer, who is the other guy running here, he is for capital punishment for those who kill policemen. Well, my son is a cop in New York, and if somebody killed my son, and it wouldn’t do me any good or give me any satisfaction to sit there in some death house in Sing Sing and watch them put some other person to death because they killed my son. That would not cheer me up one bit, Chris.”
Chris Matthews, smiling: “You just sound like a liberal Democrat, Malachy.”
Matthews is right about one thing, this kook does, “sound like a liberal Democrat.” He’s just ahead of his time. By 2008, the Democrats will probably insert a plank into their platform that calls for freeing Mumia Abu-Jamal, executing Bush, banishing the death penalty, and then giving everyone on death row the right to vote.
Ok, Ok…that’s probably off just a little bit. In all fairness, they’re more likely to call for capital punishment to be applied to Rumsfeld, Cheney, Rice, Powell, Ann Coulter, Bill O’Reilly, and — if Kos has his way — Lieberman.
PS: I’m just kidding. They probably would not call for the death penalty to be applied to Colin Powell.