Dare we say the “A” word?

“A” as in assassination?

While the article(*) linked below deals with the concerns for Senator Obama, the same has also applied to Senator Clinton. Either of these political figures is a prime target for the ideologically-motivated assassin, and this has doubtlessly led to many a sleepless night for the Secret Service agents detailed to protect them.

Clinton, like Kennedys and FDR, seems to inspire hatred for a number of reasons – because she is Hillary Clinton, because she is a woman, because she is seen as especially ambitious and dangerous, because she as seen as attempting to reprise a new Clinton era with the roles reversed. Obama probably frightens some simply for the reason that he is black and, for them, has forgotten his place.

Either – both? – could be attacked at any time. Such an attack, whether or not it was successful, would immediately accelerate the never-idle engines of conspiracy buffs to unheard-of speed.

An unpleasant thought at best, but something that must be dealt with in the cold reality that political murders are all too common in the world.

Most sincerely,

T. J. Flapsaddle

* http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23330293/