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Secret Service Investigating Facebook 'Kill Obama' Poll

There are really only a few things you should never post online: Indiscreet pictures from spring break, tweets about what an awesome time you're having with the boys when you told your gf you were working late, and of course, anything that sounds like a threat to kill the president.

Apparently, the folks who posted a poll Saturday on Facebook asking respondents "Should Obama be killed?" forgot that the NSA has armies of bots scanning the 'net 24/7 for any indication that someone might be planning harm to the occupant of the Oval Office.

Which is why, as the Associated Press is now reporting, the Secret Service has started an investigation. Facebook has since removed the poll, whose possible answers included yes, maybe, if he cuts my health care, and no.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is one of the people who's not going to be happy to hear about the poll. At a press conference following Joe Wilson's "You lie!" outburst at the State of the Union, Pelosi became emotional, saying the increasingly violent rhetoric surrounding the health care debate reminded her of the atmosphere in the days preceding the assassination of San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk.

"I wish we would... understand that some of the ears that [those kinds of statements are] falling on are not as balanced as the person making the statements may assume," she said at the time. "You have to take responsibility for any incitement that [your words] may cause."



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