Ted Nugent Meeting With Secret Service Today

'I'll be thoroughly polite,' he tells Glenn Beck
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2012 11:26 PM CDT
Updated Apr 19, 2012 7:15 AM CDT
Ted Nugent Meeting With Secret Service Today
Musician and NRA member Ted Nugent addresses a seminar at a National Rifle Association last year.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

As if the Secret Service didn't have enough to deal with just now, agents are meeting today with shoot-from-the-lip rocker Ted Nugent. They're concerned about his comments that he'll be "dead or in jail" if President Obama wins reelection, apparently indicating some kind of violence. During the meeting he intends to be as "polite and supportive as I possibly can be, which will be thoroughly," Nugent told Glenn Beck yesterday. "The bottom line is I've never threatened anybody's life in my life," Nugent added. "I don't threaten, I don't waste breath threatening. I just conduct myself as a dedicated 'We the people' activist."

Nugent hasn't apologized for the apparently threatening comments, made at a National Rifle Association rally. But he is taking the Secret Service concern seriously. "I'm not trying to diminish the seriousness of this, because if the Secret Service are doing it they are serious," he said. (More Glenn Beck stories.)

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