Monday, April 03, 2006

The "Black Card"

Played By Someone Who Should Know Better

It seems that Democratic Senator Rep. Cynthia McKinney wants her time in the spotlight. After not wearing her ID pin while trying to get into a congressional office building she was stopped (as she should be) by a Capitol police officer. After refusing to let her bypass the metal detector because she was not wearing her pin, she decided she would punch the officer in the face.

After this ridiculous encounter, Rep. McKinney is playing the black card for all it's worth. At a press conference at Howard University alongside Danny Glover and Harry Belafonte she claimed:

"This whole incident was instigated by the inappropriate touching and stopping of me, a female, black congresswoman."

Or, because you didn't have your pin on, like you should have. She claims that the officer should have recognized her by her face. I would tend to agree, but she of course is liable for following the rules and wearing her pin.

I hope that children the world over can learn from Rep. McKinney. If you make a mistake and don't get your way, punch the person responsible in the face and claim you were harassed due to your race. You'd be amazed by how well it works...

UPDATE: She apologized today. It's funny, the apology should have been the first thing out of her mouth, not the last. Now that she apologized her previous rant makes her look the complete fool.

1 comment:

The Big Ticket said...

I could rant about this story for hours, but instead I'll sit and wonder how someone so absolutely idiodic, unreasonable, and racist (and yes, I think SHE is the racist) could be elected into the U.S. Congress. Rarely is someone so completely wrong on an issue such as this, and her speedy apology is a good indication she knows it. One thing's for sure: we can all be thankful a popular singer was there to ensure "the matter was handled on 'a very fair and very square basis.'" What a joke.