In September 2010 Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was scheduled to speak at Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City.
At some point, wearing black clothes and a bullet-proof vest, 22 year-old Casey Brezik bolted out of a classroom, knife in hand, and slashed the throat of a dean. As he would later admit, he confused the dean with Nixon.
The story never left Kansas City. It is not hard to understand why. Knives lack the political sex appeal of guns, and even Keith Olbermann would have had a hard time turning Brezik into a Tea Partier.
Indeed, Brezik seems to have inhaled just about every noxious vapor in the left-wing miasma: environmental extremism, radical Islam, anti-capitalism, anti-Zionism and Christophobia, among others.
In his “About Me” box on Facebook, Brezik listed as his favorite quotation one from progressiveposter boy, Che Guevara. The quote begins “Our every action is a battle cry against imperialism” and gets more belligerent from there.
Now the really weird thing is that Nixon is a democrat. Actually, strike that – it’s actually far from unheard of for radicals to be madder at moderates than the opposition.
It will be interesting to see if this story gets more scrutiny. As partisan as I am, I find it hard to believe that such a story could be buried just because it didn’t suit the political biases of the media.