Tuesday, May 16, 2006

WOW! Why hadn't I heard of this?

COPYRIGHT: 1987 (AP Photo/Gary Miller)

Who is this guy and why does he have a gun? His name is Budd Dwyer and he is about to commit suicide at his own press conference. Yes, I am totally serious. You can read the entire account here. To summarize, Dwyer was State Treasurer in Pennsylvania during the 1980s. Eventually he became embroiled in scandal and called a press conference as pressure to resign mounted. While most at the conference expected him to resign, he proclaimed innocence, gave a few envelopes to his staffers, and pulled a gun out, all on live television. Dwyer then asked anyone in the room who might be offended to leave and well, I'll spare the details.


Blogger Narco said...

You'll have to excuse my poor taste, but that is kind of hilarious. What a ridiculous pompous asshole. You might as well traumatize as many people as possible by your own largely insignificant death instead of manning up and taking the consequences for your actions. This guy is a dumbass and I hope he didn't procreate.

5/19/2006 11:13 PM  

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