Paul Schlesselman, 18, of Helena-West Helena is one of the two men arrested by federal agents as neo-nazi skinhead conspirators in an alleged (and ridiculous) plot to assassinate Barack Obama as the final act in a massive murder spree. Today, his younger sister tells the AP’s Andrew Demillo that her brother is really, really sorry:
“He just believes that he’s the master race,” said his sister, Kayla Schlesselman, 16, adding that she would often argue with him about his racial beliefs. “He would just say things like ‘white power’ and ‘Sieg Heil’ and ‘Heil Hitler.'”
But she and her father, Mike, both said they didn’t believe he was capable of carrying out an attack. “I think it’s just a lot of talk. He would never do something like this,” his father said.
Meanwhile, the intrepid Aaron Sadler at the Stephens Media Politics in Arkansas blog digs up a YouTube page that includes lots of video clips from the bloodthirsty twosome. Most of the clips are exactly the type of fascinating footage you would expect if you gave an 18-year-old idiot a video camera.
Here’s one of the more interesting videos—it’s Schlesselman discussing the mayor of Helena’s imposition of “martial law” in response to a crime wave in the city:
Oh, by the way, that video clip has some rough language, if you’re the sensitive ears type. I probably should have mentioned that before you watched it.