The Democrat chair of the Maine legislature’s Moderate Caucus, Rep. Chuck Kruger, took to Twitter to display what a moderate looks like to a Democrat. He called for Vice President Dick Cheney to be executed, and he wants it recorded.
Kruger made the statement through his Twitter account this past summer, saying, “Cheney deserves same final end he gave Saddam. Hope there are cell cams,” a reference to technology that would allow Kruger to watch the proposed execution of the former Vice President of the United States.
A tip alerted The Maine Wire to the extreme comment just days after Kruger led a meeting of the Moderate Caucus that featured a visit from Eliot Cutler, a former Democrat and failed candidate for Governor in the fall of 2010.
The keynote speaker, Cutler talked about finding middle ground to work from. “I think we’re going to see a shift that draws the two parties back to the middle,” Cutler said in a Bangor Daily News article. “I think we’re going to see the return to civility and to moderation,” Cutler said in another interview with public radio.
Bat One at Say Anything Blog advised Kruger not to try to pass himself off as a moderate. Personally, I wonder if he doesn’t think he’s a moderate. After all, when you read some of the things the base is saying about Ann Romney, who’s really done nothing to anyone, calling for the execution of Darth Vader isn’t really that over the top.