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Let’s start the day off with liberal compassion, shall we?

What is it with these people? Dear Lord, they're sick to the core of their soul...

Maurice Sendak died last month at the age of 83, and I was sad because I’ve loved Where the Wild Things Are since I was a child. Now he’s given me another reason to be sad.

Last October, Sendak was interviewed by Gary Groth of The Comics Journal. And unfortunately, he said this:

SENDAK: Bush was president, I thought, “Be brave. Tie a bomb to your shirt. Insist on going to the White House. And I wanna have a big hug with the vice president, definitely. And his wife, and the president, and his wife, and anybody else that can fit into the love hug.”

GROTH: A group hug.

SENDAK: And then we’ll blow ourselves up, and I’d be a hero. [Groth laughs.] To hell with the kiddie books. He killed Bush. He killed the vice president. Oh my God.

GROTH: I would have been willing to forgo this interview. [Sendak laughs.]

SENDAK: You would have forgotten about it. It would have been a very brave and wonderful thing. But I didn’t do it; I didn’t do it.

Well, that ought to sell a few books posthumously, among a certain segment of his audience.

It’s altogether acceptable to fantasize about blowing up George Bush with a suicide bomb, of course. It’s a wonderful thing to put his head on a pike. Making a movie about his assassination is delightful. And needless to say, throwing your shoe at him makes you a Hero of the Left.

But if you ask Obama a question he doesn’t want to answer, it’s an international incident.

I wonder if the Secret Service had a talk with him after the interview?

4 comments to Let’s start the day off with liberal compassion, shall we?

  • asombra

    No comment needed. This speaks for itself. And, as if it weren't bad enough already, the old fart probably thought he was being witty.

  • asombra

    I expect Sendak would get along very well with Oliphant. Spoiled assholes.

  • Honey

    But the right, the Tea Party, Rush, and those Republicans in congress have taken the civility out of political discourse, don't ya' know.

  • Honey

    Groth laughs and would have been happy to forgo this interview just so that could have happened. How Groth of him. (I've got to do thomething about that lithp.)