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Thursday, April 06, 2006

An embarrassment to Democrats everywhere
Today's bloggerI got an email from a friend that says:
"You are a Georigan, can't you do something about this woman? She is a complete embarrassment to Democrats everywhere!"
He's talking about Cynthia McKinney, of course. And after everything I've seen and read over the last few days, I must concur that she's a lunatic and a fool. Must we share a party with her?

If you haven't seen this video clip, you need to watch it IINS (immediately if not sooner). It's Soledad O'Brien interviewing McKinney, or at least trying to interview her. Oh, it's painful.

How did this woman get elected to Congress? And why is she incapable of saying, "I made a mistake, and I regret my behavior." The whole flap would have disappeared from the news in a day and a half, and instead, she's digging in her heels, denying any wrongdoing, and now she's going to be charged with criminal behavior. Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face!

When asked about the incident, she launches into a diatribe about racial profiling and "improper touching." She yammers on about how the Capitol police should be trained to recognize all 535 members of Congress, even when they're not wearing the identification pins that they're supposed to wear. She throws around her "much ado about a hairdo" tagline that some lawyer dreamt up for her.

Does she have any idea how crazy she sounds?

She's also drawing attention away from what should be the real story du jour, the juicy Tom DeLay scoop.

Let's hope the rumors are true, and that Georgia State Senator Sam Zamarrippa runs for McKinney's seat. Because that lady is plum loco.
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posted by Kate at 4/06/2006 10:52:00 AM


Blogger Pragmaddict said...

Update: Apparently she apologized just now. Hm.

And it seems unlikely SamZam will run for that seat. He doesn't live in the 4th--that's not a requirement on the federal level, but it's generally proper etiquette. Plus, none of his current district even ventures into the 4th, so he'd have quite the uphill battle.

I hear rumors he's not particularly interested in politics for the time being anyway....

4/06/2006 12:41:00 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Yeah, talk about timing. I hit publish on the blog post, then headed downstairs to get some lunch. While on the escalators, I see the "McKinney apologizes" blurb on the telly.

So then I'm thinking, great, my blog is like six seconds old and it's already totally out of date.

She's still crazy, though.

4/06/2006 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

The only reason Cynthia apologized was because the Congressional Black Caucus took her into its back room for a "Come to Jesus" meeting and told her she was an embarrassment to black people everywhere. Let alone her party and her constituents. I know we're big tent, but do we have to elect the crazies?

4/06/2006 04:44:00 PM  
Blogger evita v. said...

Guys we really do not need any disunity within the party. Although Ms. McKinney may be slightly eccentric, we still need to support her.
I ask that anyone who reads this help spread the word as far as possible to re-elect McKinney. If not to promote much needed unity within the party, then at least to have a few more years of watching frustrated Republicans try to deal with her antics.

8/01/2006 01:45:00 AM  

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