‘He’s Just a Dope’

An amusing Sit Room exchange today on Pat Robertson‘s comments earlier in the week suggesting that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez should be assassinated:

Wolf Blitzer: “Jack, earlier this morning on his own ‘700 Club,’ [Pat Robertson] said he was misinterpreted by the news media when he said the U.S. should ‘take him out.’ He meant kidnapping or something else, but now he’s actually acknowledging, yes, he in that earlier statement he called for the assassination of the Venezuelan president. What do you make of all of this?”

Jack Cafferty: “Why is it when these morons manage to get both their feet squarely in their mouth, it’s all of a sudden it’s always the news media’s fault? I mean, we saw the sound bite. He said we should take him out. I mean, which part of that phrase don’t you understand.

“He’s like a little kid who didn’t get any attention, so he goes through the house tipping over the prize vases hoping mom will notice. And then when mom notices and goes about kicking his little behind, he goes, ‘I’m sorry. I didn’t really mean it.’ I mean, he’s just a dope.”