Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Just like all those demons from the 80s horror movies, I'm sure Cynthia McKinney will rise again

Wherein I just get to vote against idiots trying to put warning stickers in biology books

Though no longer in her district, Photodude still provides background and runs the numbers on McKinney's dwindling pool of support:
She’d been playing it quite smart for quite a while. A low profile button-lipped campaign got her re-elected in 2004. When she returned to office, she maintained that low profile. She didn’t get any attention for anything positive … or negative. She was the Stealth Representative. And it was working.

Until last March when she slugged a cop.

Kinda blew her low key cover, eh? However, I’d argue she still could have walked away with minimal damage if she’d handled it like a normal human being. But no, she got her back up, put on her old McKinney BadAss act, and proceeded to deliberately escalate the incident with appearances on CNN, the Today Show, etc. All this from a representative who normally won’t give the press the time of day.

Until her peers in the Congressional Black Caucus met with her one night and told her she had to back down and de-escalate, as she was at risk of a felony indictment and conviction that would force her out of her office. That finally shut her up.

Of course, the grand jury never saw fit to bring down an indictment. Which caused McKinney to gloat in the debates that she’d done nothing wrong. And that’s an interesting moral and ethical code for a public servant, isn’t it? Anything is OK as long as it does not result in an indictment.

I think McKinney honestly thought that with no indictment, “her people” would vote for her just as they had in the past. I just have come to think she’s severely misjudged her district. I don’t think it is what it once might have been. More on that in a second.

Neal Boortz also provides a sendoff:
Well, Cynthia. I tried. Lord knows I tried. I tried to tell my conservative and libertarian friend out there that they would be better off with a barking moonbat Democrat such as yourself in office than with a liberal Democrat who might actually be taken seriously. Some listened ... but not enough.

Just wondering: Are you eligible for unemployment benefits if you're fired by voters?

Losing gracefully?
As McKinney walked outside her campaign headquarters after losing her reelection bid to Hank Johnson, a boom microphone carried by a photographer struck members of McKinney's entourage. In the confusion, McKinney staffers struck an 11Alive photographer and knocked his camera equipment to the ground.

A short time later, the 11Alive news desk called 9-1-1 after some people followed an 11Alive staff member into the station's satellite truck outside the McKinney headquarters.


Blogger Philip said...

I am not from Georgia, but after the shit she pulled with the cop, I'm glad that she is out of office.

8/09/2006 01:56:00 PM  
Blogger amy said...

She is blaming the voting machines for her loss. I find that hilarious.

8/09/2006 03:55:00 PM  

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