Figuring she'd unload a pre-emptive strike a la the Clintonistas, she's got a lawyer on the case, who made the following brilliant observation:
Her lawyer, James W. Myart Jr., said, "Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, like thousands of average Americans across this country, is, too, a victim of the excessive use of force by law enforcement officials because of how she looks and the color of her skin."Victim? Who was it that delivered the punch? And exonerated from what? Something she hasn't been charged with yet? (But hopefully will be.)
"Ms. McKinney is just a victim of being in Congress while black," Myart said. "Congresswoman McKinney will be exonerated."
By similar logic, Wonker (who admits to being unfashionably male and Caucasian) can sock a black cop and then hold a press conference claiming excessive use of police force because Wonker is a victim of not being in Congress while white. Somehow, though, this particular twisting of the class struggle meme is probably doomed to failure.
The online CBS news piece we're referencing here quickly cites the villainous Republicans for taking some political advantage of this situation, something the Dems would never do under similar circumstances. And CBS also gratuitously dumps a chamber pot on the CapCops for having escorted "Mother Heroine of the People" Cindy Sheehan out of the House gallery this past January where she'd smuggled herself to pull a PR stunt during this year's State of the Union address. Such reportage would be a disgrace if CBS were capable of acknowledging the concept of disgrace, which it cannot.
But they do note one interesting point which tends to undercut Ms. McKinney's hypocritical gasbagging:
The [police] department is tasked with protecting the 535 members of Congress and the vast Capitol complex in an atmosphere thick with politics and privilege.They also helpfully explain why the cops are touchy about security issues. But then they conclude in that same graf by sneakily undercutting even this observation, noting that police security concerns stem from an incident that had occurred near the offices of someone the MSM would rather have seen lying in a pool of his own blood:
The safety of its [Congress'] members became a sensitive issue after a gunman in 1998 killed two officers outside the office of then-Republican Whip Tom DeLay of Texas.Yes, by all means let's have some fun reminding folks that DeLay resigned his seat by couching this irrelevant fact in a marginally relevant aside. But what do you expect from the "fake but accurate" network?
Meanwhile, the Congresswoman and her legal hired gun plan a press conference this evening with Lethal Weapon legal expert and noted intellectual Danny Glover at Howard University. Glover, no doubt, just happened to be passing through town.
The lack of shame on the left is nothing short of spectacular. But their lack of functional intellect is even worse. A lifetime of slavishly hewing to the Party Line clearly severs all neural connections to reality.