James Lileks comments on the (now disappeared) Guardian column which called for the assassination of President Bush.
The original article contained this last paragraph:
On November 2, the entire civilised world will be praying, praying Bush loses. And Sod’s law dictates he’ll probably win, thereby disproving the existence of God once and for all. The world will endure four more years of idiocy, arrogance and unwarranted bloodshed, with no benevolent deity to watch over and save us. John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr – where are you now that we need you?
Now, the entire article has been replaced with this semi-apology.
…[H]is closing comments were intended as an ironic joke, not as a call to action - an intention he believed regular readers of his humorous column would understand.
Oh, I see now, it was only a joke–oh, okay, ha, ha, silly me.
UPDATE: The entire column has been reposted by William Teach at Pirate’s Cove.