The Secret Service is investigating the origins of a Facebook poll that asked people to answer the question, “Should Obama be killed?”
The poll, posted Saturday on Facebook, was taken off the popular social networking site quickly after company officials were alerted to its existence. But, like any threat against the president, Secret Service agents are taking no chances.
“We are aware of it and we will take the appropriate investigative steps,” said Darrin Blackford, a Secret Service spokesman. “We take […] these things seriously.”
The poll asked respondents “Should Obama be killed?” The choices: No, Maybe, Yes, and Yes if he cuts my health care.
The question was not created by Facebook, but by an independent person using an add-on application that has been suspended from the site.
It was a blogger who alerted the Secret Service to the poll after he she saw it and took a screen grab of it from the Facebook page. Go over there and thank him her. (That’s a request, by the way, not an order.)