Lincoln Chaffee, the jackass governor of Rhode Island, has decreed state employees can’t go on talk radio anymore and he won’t either. It seems he took offense when columnist Ann Coulter, writing of him, said “Maybe they shot the wrong Lincoln,” and then called him a half-wit. This was cited as an example of the “violence-tinged criticism” those in public life must must up with.
Actually, not. Most people, except liberal loons, can tell the difference between a joke and a threat. That excludes nincompoops like Chaffee, whom Coulter actually overestimated. He’s not smart enough to be a half-wit.