There you have it, ladies and gentlemen -- a high-ranking Democratic public official advocating the assassination of the president of the United States.
Just one day after receiving the nomination for reelection from his party, NY State Comptroller Alan Hevesi suggested during his Queens College commencement address today that fellow Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer is capable of "putting a bullet between the president's eyes."
Nice, really nice.
He apologized several hours later, saying that this was simply a metaphor for Schumer's ability to stand up to the president.
Kind of like "Hevesi is a crap-spewing imbecile who should be physically removed from public office, stripped naked, dragged across rough concrete, and tossed in the Hudson River with an engine block chained around his neck" is a metaphor.
He specifically apologized to Schumer (for what, who knows, since he didn't insult or threaten the senator), but has yet to call the White House -- an indication of how really sorry he is, IMO.
He characterized his comments as "incredibly stupid" and "incredibly moronic."
I would agree -- also incredibly consistent with the hypocrisy of his party.
There you go, folks -- another example of the finest the Democratic party has to offer.