A Pennsylvania newspaper ran a classified ad calling for the assassination of President Barack Obama, reports AP.
The ad read, “May Obama follow in the steps of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy!” The four presidents were all assassinated.
The newspaper’s advertising staff didn’t make the historical connection, said Warren Times Observer Publisher John Elchert, who’s now apologizing for the ad.
An Instapundit reader asks what this says about the education of the ad staffers. OK, maybe Garfield and McKinley are obscure, but they didn’t get a clue about the ad’s meaning from Lincoln and Kennedy either. It helps to know history.