Nov 172011

I’m sure you’ve heard the news by now about the deranged 21-year-old kid from Idaho who thought it would be fun to shoot a rifle at the White House. Well, the president of the College Republicans at the University of Texas thinks assassinating the president would be a cool joke…

Texas College GOP Leader: Obama Assassination ‘Tempting’

Lauren Pierce
Lauren Pierce

Hours after Pennsylvania State Police arrested a 21-year-old Idaho man for allegedly firing a semi-automatic rifle at the White House, the top student official for the College Republicans at the University of Texas tweeted that the idea of assassinating President Obama was “tempting.”

At 2:29 p.m. ET, UT’s Lauren E. Pierce wrote: “Y’all as tempting as it may be, don’t shoot Obama. We need him to go down in history as the WORST president we’ve EVER had! #2012.”

Pierce, the president of the College Republicans at UT Austin, told ABC News the comment was a “joke” and that the “whole [shooting incident] was stupid.” Giggling, she said that an attempted assassination would “only make the situation worse.”

“Insofar as she’s a representative [of the College Republicans], maybe it shouldn’t be said, but she’s made a positive statement in a way, ” said Cassie Wright, the group’s vice president.

“I don’t really see anything wrong with it,” Wright added. “It’s just a personal comment, not representative of any group. Just freedom of speech, you know?”

Cute. I hope Lauren enjoys her interview with the Secret Service. Oh, and I have a bit of news for her… The worst president we have ever had left office in January of 2009. Our current president is still trying to clean up his mess.