The late Maurice Sendak, author of the lasting children's book Where the Wild Things Are, said in an interview before his death that he wanted to blow up former President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and their wives.
Sendak told The Comic Journal:
SENDAK: Bush was president, I thought, “Be brave. Tie a bomb to your shirt. Insist on going to the White House. 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.”
"I’d be a hero," Sendak said. "It would have been a very brave and wonderful thing. But I didn’t do it; I didn’t do it."
Sendak has a history of trash talking. In January he told Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert "There is something so hopelessly gross and vile about [Newt Gingrich] that it’s hard to take him seriously."
In May, Sendak died of a stroke. He was 83.