That’s how Ted talks (that’s Nugent, not TED Talks, the counsel of geeks and elites with entertaining videos).
Everybody knows that he’s a hunter who talks in “hunter” terms and shooting a coyote is merely equivalent to voting against someone in an election. It wasn’t a personal threat against the president by any means, though he doesn’t always use the most velvet of gloves. Ted likes bravado and has a lot of bark, but Romney met him up close and knows the softer-gentler Nugent.
And of course, as Ted is doing what Ted does, Secret Service is doing what Secret Service does… except in Colombia. Normally, when someone talks big like Ted talks, Secret Service pretends to investigate, using no common sense, because, as everyone knows, if Secret Service demonstrated common sense, well, people wouldn’t respect them. So, like in Meet the Parents, Ben Stiller, “…said ‘bomb’ on an airplane.” Time for the security to waste their time on someone we all know is harmless, just so the bad guys don’t take advantage of common sense in the future. · · · →