Ponder it: David Palmer lasted only one term (four years) in office. How many did he last on 24 before he had his neck blown out? Four years-- and less than five minutes. Coincidence? Methinks not. Besides, the former President has to go sell insurance now (ooh, the irony thickens!). But, fans of the show, I encourage you to be angry, furious, livid, utterly outraged: not only was he pegged off so easily and non-chalantly after so many previous attempts against him, but the producers of the show should at least have gotten the assassin right. Knock him off with a nobody who's dead by the end of hour one? Bah, humbug. If you've been watching the show since the beginning, you know who should have killed him. Right? Right.
Now let's just hope our now rag-doll boy-brat gets killed off sooner rather than later-- and in a fashion suitable for a Sam Peckinpah movie.