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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Slappy done got slapped!

It must really suck to be the high and mighty and have to deal with lowly security guards. You know, the ones that are tasked with protecting you. Apparently that's how U.S. Rep. Cynthia Slappy McKinney feels. It's hard to conclude otherwise with her reaction to being stopped after going through a security gate at the Capitol. Already, by way of her lawyer, the race card has been thrown out there. I guess there's a prize for who can whip it out the fastest now. No doubt, Slappy will win hands down, judging from her performance thus far.

But, all is not well for our little slap happy diva.

McKinney's arrogance crosses line

In her embarrassing confrontation with the U.S. Capitol Police, U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney has demonstrated that while she may have changed her trademark hairstyle, her personal style remains as offensive as ever.

Ouch, nice start, let's see what commences.

McKinney has been sharply criticized — and deservedly so — for allegedly striking a Capitol police officer who stopped her from going around a security checkpoint, a perk allowed members of Congress.

"deservedly so" - sweet

According to police accounts, the officer asked McKinney three times to halt before putting his hand out to restrain her. That's when Capitol Hill police — who asked a federal prosecutor Monday to approve an arrest warrant for McKinney — say the outraged congresswoman hit the officer.

The officer apparently failed to recognize the DeKalb Democrat, who was not wearing a special lapel pin given to the 435 House members to help police identify them. In addition, McKinney sports a new hairdo.

Oh, thats hair?!!

A smarter, less arrogant politician would have smiled at the officer who stopped her, extended a hand and explained: "I'm Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney from the great state of Georgia, and I appreciate your diligence in keeping the Capitol safe. Next time, I hope you'll recognize me." She would have had a pal for life.

Of course they only say that because she's black, ya know?

But why make friends when you can make headlines? Two days after the scuffle, McKinney faced TV cameras and stayed true to form, charging the officer with racism.

"The whole incident was instigated by the inappropriate touching and stopping of me — a female, black congresswoman," she said.

See, told ya, she's black! and heaven forbid the lowly worker bees touch Queen Slappy

McKinney's haughty position — that every Capitol employee ought to know her by sight and that she should never have to endure checkpoints like the riffraff — evinces the arrogance and ego that voters expect from elected officials. It may be inconvenient for self-important people such as McKinney to stop and show their IDs, but it's essential in these scary times of terrorist bombings and anthrax attacks.

Even scarier - that hairdo

In 1998, two Capitol officers were killed by a mentally ill man who opened fire at the main tourist entrance to the Capitol.

So? they weren't black slap happy congress critters. Besides, they may have been the type to expect Slappy to actually ID herself. Clearly they're not important enough to be concerned with. Get with the game fellas. We are to bow down before her eminence and always, worship the hair.

In the past, McKinney has complained that she's mistaken for the "hired help" in Washington. In the next election, DeKalb residents can help clear up that confusion by putting an end to McKinney's employment with them.

Me thinks Slappy suffers from Freudian projection. But dont forget the hair.

Miss McKinney regrets. But won't apologize

"The US Capitol Police mission statement makes no distinction about selective application of its mission depending upon whether a Member of Congress is black, woman, or has a new hairstyle. But, honestly, this incident is not about wearing a Congressional pin or changing my hairstyle. It is true that I have changed my hairstyle. . . Do I have to contact the police every time I change my hairstyle?

"I have agreed to try to remember to wear my pin and to notify Capitol Hill police every time I change my hairstyle. . . It is, however, a shame that while I conduct the country’s business, I have to stop and call the police to tell them that I’ve changed my hairstyle so that I’m not harassed at work."

Cynthia’s fixation on her new do aside, the incident would not have occurred if she’d been wearing the label pin all House members are issued. The emblem allows them to avoid normal security procedures.

btw she's black



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