Yesterday, we showed how some more violent political strains were getting sewn into the fabric of the anti-tax Tea Party movement. Then, just like clockwork, one of the 500 attendees at a Take Back America rally in Eastern Washington said this:
Don't mess with Texas. And don't misappropriate the words of great Texans either.
"How many of you have watched the movie 'Lonesome Dove?'" asked an unidentified speaker from the podium. "What happened to Jake when he ran with the wrong crowd? He got hung. And that's what I want to do with Patty Murray."It's hard to know what's more disturbing.
I mean sure, sending our state's senior Senator to the gallows for, um, what exactly I'm not sure is pretty bad. But sullying the good name of a classic novel with hate speech? That's just downright shameful.
Larry McMurtry's gonna stick a spur in your ass, pardner.