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By any stretch

April 30, 2012 - Jim Anderson
Outspoken rocker Ted Nugent has tried to clarify recent remarks that drew the attention of the Secret Service.

Nugent was interviewed by representatives of the President’s guard after he told a National Rifle Association audience he would be “dead or in jail by this time next year” if Barack Obama is re-elected.

The Secret Service had a chat with Nugent to clear the air. And that was that.

From the start, Nugent claimed there was nothing in his remarks “that could be even wildly considered by any stretch of the imagination to be a threat to anyone.”

And, yes, that’s true — provided you don’t take him seriously. I had figured Nugent’s defense was premised on the assumption he’s a harmless blowhard.

But when asked the other day by the Associated Press to clarify his NRA convention remarks, the Motor City Madman had this to say:

“A whole bunch of us ... believe ... we are in danger of being improperly and criminally jailed — I mean criminally on the part of the government.”

In other words, Ted Nugent believes that if Barack Obama is re-elected, Ted Nugent will either wind up dead or wrongly imprisoned?

Guess that means he takes himself pretty seriously after all.

Nugent made his latest comments to the AP after commanders at Fort Knox canceled his segment of a planned June concert at the U.S. Army base there.



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