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Top Tampa GOP Figure Circulates Joke About Killing Obama

Tampa Tribune

Al Austin, a longtime, high-level Republican fundraiser from Tampa, today sent to his list of political contacts an e-mail containing a joke that refers to the assassination of Barack Obama.

When asked about the e-mail, Austin said it was a mistake and apologized and that he wouldn’t knowingly have circulated it. He said he planned to send an apology and retraction to the same e-mail list.

He wouldn’t “knowingly have circulated it”?


So, who did circulate it? If it wasn’t him, why apologize? If he didn’t do it “knowingly”, did he do it during a psychotic episode? Perhaps during a drinking binge? I hear that alcoholics frequently can’t remember what they did while drinking. Also, while it is nice that he has decided to apologize to people on his list, when will he apologize to Obama?

The joke concerns a group of schoolchildren discussing the definition of “tragedy” as opposed to “great loss” or “accident.” The punch line comes when one child says that if an airplane carrying Obama and his wife, Michelle, “was struck by a ‘friendly fire’ missile and blown to smithereens,” the event might be a tragedy “because it certainly wouldn’t be a great loss, and it probably wouldn’t be an accident either.”

I do love conservative masturbation fantasies, don’t you?

Austin acknowledged sending the e-mail to his list of political contacts but said he forwarded it without fully reading it and didn’t know what it said. That list included at least two reporters.

If you didn’t “fully read it”, how did you know it was worth forwarding? You didn’t know what it said? See previous question.

Austin, a prominent real estate developer long known as one of the state’s leading Republican campaign fundraisers, has served in recent years as finance chairman for both the national and state Republican parties.

You know, if Austin is telling the truth,this explains a lot about conservatives and the GOP. If they don’t actually bother to READ things that pass through their hands, how can they possibly know what they are talking about?

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