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March 21, 2013


Sheriff Defends Assassination Joke

The Quincy Patriot Ledger reports Massachusetts sheriff Joseph McDonald (R) is defending a joke he made about President Obama during a breakfast for Republicans when he said the ghost of Abraham Lincoln visited Obama in his dreams and gave him advice on how to improve the country: "Go to the theater."

Said McDonald: "It was absolutely in jest. It was a joke. It wasn't a new joke by any means."

He added that references to Lincoln's assassination in a theater have been used to make fun of the sitting President's job performance since the late 19th century.












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