Wednesday, August 09, 2006

McKinney loses election, then loses cool

Another one of my predictions was partially correct. I said that Cynthia McKinney would lose her re-election to Hank Johnson, but that it would be somewhat close. I was right about her losing, but wrong about the contest being close: she lost by 18%.

Want a little insight as to why she lost? From
Outgoing Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney returned to her campaign headquarters to address her supporters after midnight Tuesday, soon after some of her staffers scuffled with news photographers.

During her concession speech, McKinney said her mother was hurt and one of her staffers required stitches after members of the media hurt them during the night. Police were eventually called to the scene by 11Alive News.

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.

Earlier Tuesday, a McKinney staffer scuffled with another 11Alive photojournalist, who videotaped as McKinney supporters waved some signs while the Congresswoman remained in her vehicle.

McKinney's staffers asked photographers to keep their distance -- which they did -- until McKinney rolled down her window and motioned to a reporter. The photographers approached, thinking she was about to give an on-camera interview.

At that point, a staffer again got between the vehicle and blocked the 11Alive photographer.

"That's right, and I'll touch you again, if you do it again," the staffer told 11Alive.
Don't get mad at staffer or supporters who strike people...they're only emulating their dear Jihad Cyndi.

Cops, cameramen, whatever...doesn't matter. Hit Whitey first, ask questions later. Thankfully, maybe the next person she strikes will be in the unemployment line in Atlanta.

Neal Boortz offers some "hindsight is 20-20" advice:
If you had just said "I'm sorry officer, I'm Cynthia McKinney. I've changed my hairdo, perhaps you didn't recognize me." Just 15 words. All you had to do was just be a little human for just a moment -- to show some courtesy to a man who's job might require him to stand between you and a bullet --- but you just couldn't pull it off, could you? You had to turn it into a racial incident. You had to call this man who was just doing his job a racist .... and now can you imagine how he and his fellow Capitol Hill cops are celebrating! One bad moment --- and you're out on year ear.
I suppose this is George Bush's fault? Or maybe the "J-E-W-S" did it? Either way, Jihad Cyndi is out the door, come January.