Pimple-on-a-dog’s-ass aging rocker Ted Nugent has been invited to the State of the Union Address by Texas Rep. Steve Stockman.
Considering that Nugent has made fairly blatant public threats against both the President and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — for instance:
“If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”
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“Obama, he’s a piece of sh*t. I told him to suck on my machine gun. Hey Hillary [Clinton], you might want to ride one of these [brandishing two automatic rifles] into the sunset, you worthless b*tch.”
… I think Nugent should be kept away of the State of the Union. Simple respect for the office of the President would be one good reason. I mean, can you imagine anyone like this being admitted to one of George W. Bush’s speeches? No.
But even aside from the politics of the thing, hell, I think there’s justification for mother and wife Michelle Obama to put her foot down. “I don’t want that man anywhere near my husband or my daughters. If he’s in the room, we won’t be. Period.”
I’d like the White House and the Secret Service to VERY CAREFULLY consider Nugent’s presence there.
Yes, Nugent has every right to make drug-addled, machine-gun-brandishing threats against the President. But to afterwards enter the chambers of Congress to attend the State of the Union Address? No, I don’t think so. That’s well beyond any First Amendment right.
If he’s to be admitted, I suggest AT LEAST a thorough interview, probably including a very careful physical search.
Here’s my We The People petition:
Recognizing that aging rocker Ted Nugent has made thinly-veiled but blatantly public threats against the President of the United States and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, we request that the Secret Service interview Mr. Nugent, respectfully but carefully and at length, before admitting him to the State of the Union speech.
Observing an abundance of caution regarding the safety of the President, Vice President and members of Congress, as well as the guests, families, and loved ones of all those present, we further request Mr. Nugent be thoroughly screened for the external or internal presence of firearms or edged weapons, as well as chemical, radiological, biological or pharmacological agents which might, with or without Mr. Nugent’s knowledge, pose a danger to other attendees.
It’s the “internal” screening that really shows the gravity of the situation, don’t you think? Rubber glove time, Ted! Do it for America! (Hey, if I have to submit to a full-body scan or pat-down in order to get on a plane … )
If you want to pass along the petition via Twitter or Facebook, here’s the short link: