Someone made a fictional "what if?" movie about the assassination of President Bush?
My distaste for this exists on many levels. Not the least of which is that, if something like that actually happened, there'd be mobs lining Southern liberals like me up against the wall within 24 hours.
Maybe I just have on some rose colored lenses when it comes to past political discourse, but I'm pretty sure I remember a time when there wasn't a lot of assassination fiction regarding sitting political figures.
These days, members of Congress have spoken of violence against the Judicial Branch as political expression; well read pundits advocate sending people like me to Guantanamo, assassinating people who disagree with them, and 'religious leaders' like Pat Robertson advocate the assassination of other world leaders; I even remember the famous quote back in the day that President Clinton ought not come to North Carolina.
I mean, is it just me, or does the discourse more easily move towards talk of political assassination and violence these days than it once did? I just can't remember it happening back in the day. I can't say I like this kind of talk one little bit.