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July 29, 2006
McKinney Equates Security Stop With Bush-Merkel Neckrub

Cynthia McKinney has decided to go down swinging in the runoff for her primary seat. However, she's not swinging at Hank Johnson, the man trying (and so far succeeding) in squeezing her out of Congress. Instead, McKinney keeps trying to use Bush Derangement Syndrome as a lever with her constituents, and has attempted to explain away her assault on a police officer by claiming molestation -- and using Bush as an excuse:

At Thursday's news conference, McKinney told reporters her altercation with a Capitol police officer in March had no effect on the primary election results and said the fallout was created by people who had a political agenda. "One of the things that the press was a party to was the ... spiraling of an incident," she said.

McKinney likened her response — she allegedly struck an officer after he grabbed her from behind — to that of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who threw up her fists when President Bush unexpectedly massaged her neck at the recent G8 Summit.

"This woman, who was touched from behind, had a reaction," McKinney said.

I'm sorry -- I must have missed where Angela Merkel hit George Bush in the chest with a cell phone. She put her arms up in surprise, and had McKinney done that on Capitol Hill, then she would have had no further problems. Instead, she wants to excuse her own behavior by deflecting attention to George Bush while claiming molestation.

Let's please recall that McKinney disregarded a security post and repeated calls for her to stop. She was not sitting on a dais, minding her own business; she violated procedures that exist for her own protection. McKinney still can't admit that the incident was her fault. She wants voters in her district to believe that the police officer molested her in the halls of a Congressional office building and that her assault was self-defense.

The police officer should sue for defamation. His union has already contributed to Hank Johnson, and perhaps they should consider an endorsement. Speaking of which, former mayor and Carter administration official Andrew Young endorsed McKinney yesterday -- which just about wraps up the nutcase contingent behind their leading politician.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at July 29, 2006 10:02 AM

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