Saturday, April 01, 2006

African Queen

Or princess... without a pot, or a window to throw it out of.

Warrants To Be Issued For Idiocy In The First Degree
From Captain's Quarters, 3 April 2006

McKinney and her supporters continued with their offensive offense today, continuing to claim that institutional racism in Congress caused the guards not to recognize her, blaming "racial profiling" instead. One Georgia politician, Alberta Abdul-Salaam, told the press that Congress and the White House have a well-planned conspiracy to attack black leaders, apparently involving the enforcement of procedures at security checkpoints. Another lunatic at her rally claimed that McKinney has been "set up" without providing any explanation of the plot. Did someone steal her pin? Was the Congresswoman told that the rules didn't apply to her, only to be shocked that the police take security rather seriously in our nation's capital?

McKinney's Hill colleagues, meanwhile, have developed a serious case of selective laryngitis on this matter. Do leaders of her party think that security protocols are part of a plot against their African-American members? Do they support the notion that elected officials that are responsible for securing our nation against attack somehow bear no responsibility for cooperating with security procedures designed to make themselves and their staffers and employees secure from danger? Their silence speaks volumes about the support they give the police officers who risk their lives every day to protect them; two of them died in 1998 protecting them from an insane gunman.

Until the Democrats and their allies start condemning McKinney's demagoguery and exploitation of racial tensions intended on distracting people from her status as an arrogant, egotistical idiot, we can't take anything they say on security seriously.