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Maurice Sendak fantasized about assassinating Bush, Chenney
The Comics Journal ran a sneak peak of an interview between Gary Groth and “Where the Wild Things Are” author Maurice Sendak, where it’s revealed that Maurice thought about assassinating President George Bush and Vice President Dick Chenney with a suicide bomb and said the act would have been a “very brave and wonderful thing.” The sneak peak ran mid-May, but is just now being picked up by main stream media (ABC, MSNBC. The Atlantic Wire)
The explosive (pun!) excerpt:
SENDAK: Bush was president, I thought, “Be brave. Tie a bomb to your shirt. Insist on going to the White House. And I wanna have a big hug with the vice president, definitely. And his wife, and the president, and his wife, and anybody else that can fit into the love hug.”
GROTH: A group hug.
SENDAK: And then we’ll blow ourselves up, and I’d be a hero. [Groth laughs.] To hell with the kiddie books. He killed Bush. He killed the vice president. Oh my God.
GROTH: I would have been willing to forgo this interview. [Sendak laughs.]
SENDAK: You would have forgotten about it. It would have been a very brave and wonderful thing. But I didn’t do it; I didn’t do it.
The full interview will be published in the next print edition (#302).