I wonder if Boner cried when he found out?
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
This is not a joke topic.
He is the highest ranking official in our one-person - one-vote representative branch of government. 3rd in line for the presidency. #2 in power shared with the majority leader of the Senate. Virtually no legislation can happen without approval or against his opposition. He had power in relation to essentially every committee.
Should there be a terrorist assassination of him the effects in terms of more lost domestic civil rights and more foreign military action would happen. His assassination would affect our country's government, and therefore all of us. Even a mentally ill lone wolf assassination would affect our country's future, or liberties and much more in very real ways.
The government spends billions defending the president. A fleet of vehicles and aircraft. Secret Service. The Marines. An army of security not only goes along with the President, but is on constant lookout proactively. Checking out everything and everyone even before he appears.
Yet what of the rest of our officials including top officials?
There are many reasons why elective political positions are mostly only for the rich. But there is a growing new reason - only the truly rich can afford their own sizable security force.
While for some it is fun to think he might have been assassinated to post shallow, ancient history and non-funny any more "orange man" messages. But, in fact, there is a very real issue of very real potential consequence.
If there is a planned terrorist attack of an assassination hit on a major political figure such as the Speaker of the House, Senate majority leader, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the residual effects could be massive.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
The Bartender could have gotten him with a Kamakaze. Get it?
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)