David Marsters, a candidate for selectman in Sabattus, Maine, got a little visit from the Secret Service after a Facebook posting.
Marsters, a retired Massachusetts police officer…posted a photo of Obama along with a link to a story about a Republican push to impeach the president at 8:17 p.m. Friday, writing “Shoot the Nigger” above it, according to the newspaper.
Marsters told the [Portland] Press Herald that after his Facebook post was flagged to local law enforcement by other residents, he was visited by both the Secret Service and the CIA. He said he told the Secret Service agents who questioned him that he didn’t intend to threaten the president.
Marsters told the Press Herald in a telephone interview that his post was taken out of context.
“I think it’s a lot of hogwash,” he said. “I did not threaten the president. … I might have used the wrong words. … I didn’t say I was going to do it.”
“What I really meant to say is, ‘When are we going to get rid of this (expletive),'” Marsters added. “I should have said, ‘I hope the bastard dies.'”