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Guess, who’s probably going to prison for trying to kill the president with ricin

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Remember that whole thing? It kinda got lost in the shuffle last month, what with the entire Obama administration collapsing from its rot within.

Here’s the latest, from CNN:

A federal judge ordered a mental evaluation for a Texas actress charged with sending ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg last month.

Shannon Richardson, 35, was ordered to undergo the evaluation within 30 days, according to court documents filed in U.S. District Court in Texarkana. She is charged with mailing a threatening communication to the president and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Richardson, also known as Shannon Rogers and Shannon Guess, initially told the FBI that her husband, Nathaniel, had sent the ricin-laced letters, but a polygraph exam found her to be “deceptive” on the matter, authorities said.

Courtesy of the ConMom, who asks a very good question:

So, this actress frames her husband for sending ricin letters to the president, but she’s not being called a racist by the media. Why not? She’s from the South and is white.

What’s worse: using a racial slur, in private, years ago, or trying to kill the first black President of the United States?

I’m speaking to the media here, mind you. Obviously Paula Deen isn’t in jail for what she said. She’s just been tried in the court of public opinion. What’ll happen to this other white lady from the South who has a problem with a black person? She’s not as well-known as Deen, but she’s been on TV and in movies.


She’s more of a public figure than anybody else I can think of who’s plotted to kill a U.S. president, at least since John Wilkes Booth.

What’s up with that, MSM? Where’s the outrage? Do you have any left over, now that you’ve had your ragegasm over Deen?

These questions are, of course, rhetorical.

P.S. And while we’re on the topic of racially charged language: If President Barack Obama had a son, would he talk like Trayvon Martin?

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Jim Treacher