Friday, March 31, 2006

Political Hack of the Week

How could this week's winner be anyone else then Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-GA)? Of course by now most everyone has heard about McKinney's run in with the U.S. Capitol Police shortly after entering a House building on Wednesday.

Here is a quick re-cap in case you missed it and you do not want to read the entire AP article. It seems that House members do not have to walk through the metal detectors when they enter House buildings. Because of this they wear a lapel pin that indentifies them to the Police as House members. Well apparently McKinney does not like wearing the pin for some reason but according to the article most of the Officers recognize her and allow her to pass. On Wednesday however, the Officer at the security checkpoint did not recognize McKinney and she was asked to stop. McKinney refused. The Officer apparently tried several times verbally to stop McKinney. When this did not work, although the article does not specify I would have to assume, the Officer attempted to physically stop her. At this point McKinney allegedly struck the Officer. I say allegedly because the article states that there are conflicting accounts of what took place and the Officer involved is not allowed to make a statement to the press. However, the U.S. Capitol Police spokesperson said that the incident is under investigation.

To McKinney's credit she did release a statement "regretting the confrontation" and she added, "I know that Capitol Hill Police are securing our safety, and I appreciate the work that they do. I have demonstrated my support for them in the past and I continue to support them now,". Riiiighht.

The most ironic of all things is that this incident occurred on the very day the Democrats released their earth shattering "National Security" plan. Both very laughable events.

Usually I would have jumped dead on this the day it happened but I was really waiting for the results of that continued "investigation". I mean how long could it possibly take? Did she hit the Officer or not? Will charges be filed or not? But then I realized how doubtful it is that this is actually being investigated. I also doubt very seriously whether or not we will hear anything else about this incident. The only thing to come from this will be the mandatory memorization of each House member's face before a Capitol Police Officer can successfully be released from their field training program.

A little extra sidenote for you. This is one of the loons that jumped on the Bush Administration had prior knowledge of the imminent 9/11 attacks but did nothing to stop them because they wanted war bandwagon.
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