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Big Mouth in the Big Ten

A Purdue University teaching assistant has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Secretary Rumsfeld, and (while he’s at it) “all Republicans.”
Vikram Buddhi allegedly posted the violent screed on an online message board, and investigators were able to trace the comments back to his computer. Buddhi reportedly told authorities he does not suffer from any mental illness and would not have acted upon his threats.
This case is the perfect opportunity for a shrewd defense attorney to claim that his client suffers from a condition known as angry leftism–a persistent mental state affecting millions of “progressive” Americans. The disorder renders its victims incapable of rational thought and makes them susceptible to violent outbursts.
Defense Exhibit A.
Considering the absurd defenses that have worked in the past, it might be worth a shot.

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