• She Thought It Was A Good Idea, At The Time.

    When you hear about shots being fired outside of the White House, the last thing anyone should do is make jokes about offing the president, no matter how much you dislike him.

    University of Texas student and "College Republican" Laurene Pierce went ahead and did just that.

    Courtesy of Balloon Juice

    Hours after Pennsylvania State Police arrested a 21-year-old Idaho man for allegedly firing a semi-automatic rifle at the White House, the top student official for the College Republicans at the University of Texas tweeted that the idea of assassinating President Obama was “tempting.”
    At 2:29 p.m. ET, UT’s Lauren E. Pierce wrote: “Y’all as tempting as it may be, don’t shoot Obama. We need him to go down in history as the WORST president we’ve EVER had! #2012.”
    Pierce, the president of the College Republicans at UT Austin, told ABC News the comment was a “joke” and that the “whole [shooting incident] was stupid.” Giggling, she said that an attempted assassination would “only make the situation worse.”
    The proper follow-up should have been a swift backhand to the face and the laser-targeted use of a derogatory word for a particular female body part.

    I'm sure there will be some boilerplate CYA responses from fellow Republicans on how her views are not theirs and whatnot. You know, things said to disassociate themselves from someone who transformed themselves into liabilities.

    HT to ABL @ Balloon Juice