Sep 21, 2007
"Anyone listening to John Kerry should be tasered" - that "joke"
came from a former homicide detective, Rod Wheeler, who Fox News
chose to have as a guest on Hannity and Colmes last night.
Wheeler said a lot more - that Andrew Meyer clearly deserved to be tasered, that he was clearly threatening the police who were escorting him away from the microphone - even though the videos of the event clearly show otherwise.
But Wheeler is entitled to his erroneous opinion of what happened.
And he's of course also entitled to his deeply misguided sense of humor. I guess we should at least be happy that someone with his values is a former rather than a current homicide detective.
But where was Sean Hannity's outrage or even disagreement with his guest for taking such a tasteless shot at John Kerry's supporters, at a time in which tasering and politics and freedom of speech have become sadly intertwined?
Now, more than ever, we need candidates like Ron Paul who respect both the First Amendment and the necessary limits of police authority.