Author Maurice Sendak Talked About Wanting to Kill Bush, Cheney

“Where the Wild Things Are” author Maurice Sendak said in on of his final interviews that he used to fantasize about blowing up President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. “Bush was president, I thought, 'Be brave. Tie a bomb to your shirt. Insist on going to the White House,'" Sendak told Fantagraphics Books founder Gary Groth for a piece in The Comics Journal. "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. And then we’ll blow ourselves up, and I’d be a hero.” Sendak added that it would have been a “very brave and wonderful thing” to have killed the president and vice president. “But I didn’t do it; I didn’t do it," he said. Sendak died on May 8 at age 83. Fantabooks associate publisher Eric Reynolds told MSNBC Tuesday that the author was known for having a “very dark” sense of humor and he didn’t view Sendak’s comments as a “legitimate, actionable, treasonous threat."

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