No, not that way, you pervert. Geez, I definitely need a better class of readers. Wait ... where was I? Oh, right.
Buried in Stockwell Day's recent, racist, imbecilic little rant, we have the following nugget:
And, bonus, seems that Maclean’s mag was so enthralled as they scanned my past columns that they are going to publish a whole page of my lighthearted quotes on a host of topics.
Now I don’t want to get in trouble from the ethics comish so I can’t actually encourage you to engage in what could appear as a ‘kickback’ scheme by advising you to buy Maclean’s.
But I will admit that I plan to sneak out under the darkness of night and scour the alleyways for a used copy so I can see which juicy items they chose to cut and paste.
As I read this, Maclean's is soon going to publish ... what? A collection of potentially embarrassing quotes from Day? It sure seems that way since Day has already taken a defensive posture, referring to "lighthearted quotes." As in, he was just funnin', it was all just a joke, that sort of thing. And why does this sound familiar?
Speaking at a Little Rock college, conservative commentator Ann Coulter joked that Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens should be poisoned.
Coulter told the Philander Smith College audience that more conservative justices were needed on the Supreme Court to change the current law on abortion. Stevens is one of the court’s more liberal members.
“We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens’ creme brulee,” Coulter said. “That’s just a joke, for you in the media.”
Yes, it's the "Ann Coulter defense," in which anything you say, no matter how tactless, classless, graceless or downright dumbfuck, can always be breezily dismissed as humour.
A word of warning, though -- that defense only works for conservatives.
WHOOPS, HOW DID I MISS THAT? Note also how Day describes the upcoming Maclean's snippets as "which juicy items they chose to cut and paste." Yes, you can almost smell the "out of context" accusations from here, can't you?