You will all be relieved to know that Ted Nugent, the washed-up-rocker Mitt Romney endorser who urged NRA members to “cut off [Democrats’] heads in November,” had a very nice meeting with the Secret Service earlier this week.
As reported by Politico’s M.J. Lee:
“The meeting could not have gone better,” Nugent said. “I thanked them for their service, we shook hands and went about our business.” Meanwhile, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said the “issue has been resolved,” and that the agency “does not anticipate any further action.”
Apparently, Mitt Romney does not anticipate any further action, either, having yet to reject Nugent’s endorsement (the Motor City Madman does, after all, sit on the NRA board), or to make an explicit condemnation of Nugent’s comparison of President Obama to a “coyote pissing on your couch.” (At least he never accused the president of never having worked a day in his life. But words more or less to that effect are now an official slogan of the Romney campaign.)
Of course the Secret Service has troubles of its own, now that six members of the agency were forced out in the wake of a scandal involving agents’ solicitation of sex workers in Colombia ahead of the president’s visit to that country. (The scandal also involves members of the U.S. armed forces, involving a total of 22 members of the president’s detail.) The scandal is slated to be the focus of tomorrow’s Sunday political talk shows, clearly being the most important political news of the day — even more important than which presidential candidate is more guilty of canine abuse.
You’ll recall we raised our eyebrows in this space back on March 3, the day after Nugent’s endorsement of the Mittster, wondering how the G.O.P. nominee apparent could countenance the endorsement of a celebrity who once called the current secretary of state “a toxic c*nt” or suggested that Obama should “suck on my machine gun.”
And Brother Kilgore recounted here his personal experience of Nugent’s antics.