Friday, March 31, 2006

Don't you know who I am?

I find this story pretty funny...It's pretty easy to see McKinney delivering, with considerable attitude, the line "don't you know who I am?". And while I find this humorous there is a troubling aspect to this story. First while I have only been to D.C. a few times, the percentage of the population that is black is pretty high. I would find it hard to believe that a cop, being so public facing, in D.C. could be racist and survive, and/or have their racism not be well known.

McKinney has in a 2nd, or 3rd, statement on this situation suddenly thrown in the race card! First of all, check these three images of her, is it obviously the same person? Would you recognized this person as the same if she was among thousands who shuffle by you each week? She's not a particularly famous House representative so she can't assume her fame should speak for itself. And watch the video that is on the story link above, any diversity in her staff/entourage? And is that Willie Brown's brother with her?

There is, of course, the usual duplicity that both sides of the isle participate in. When one of them does it they say, "I would not make a big deal of this," as Nancy Pelosi did. But of course imagine a flip in this scenario...say Bill Frist even slightly touches a black female officer in the same situation. WOW, the uproar, the calls for resignation and full prosecution would be deafening. The quotes from Pelosi and others would be "another example in the party of corruption and lawlessness".

I had to chuckle at the spokesman for House Speaker Dennis Hastert, a guy named Ron Bonjean, who said of Pelosi's comment "How many officers would have to be punched before it becomes a big deal?"

And.....House member Juanita Millender-McDonald, also a black women, "interviened" because she is on the House committee that oversees the Capitol Hill police! Oh, sure if this was involving a Republican, or a white man, I'm sure Juanita would be trying to butt her nose in!

But wait...there's more....and see the Update below!

And yet another look for golden glove McKinney on FoxNews. Geez, is this women a human chameleon? And, now McKinney is saying she's the victim! She's not just playing a race card, she's playing the entire deck. Plus, can you imagine a better way to both play the fake victim and at the same time guarantee alienation from every white (and probably most blacks) then to stand at a podium with Danny Glover and Harry Belafonte behind you! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? She's claiming not to have been inappropriately violent with two idiots progressives that cozy up to violent foreign leaders!

Please watch the video at the bottom of the page on this latest link of Belafonte and Glover. This is an embarrasing use of celebrity association and also a display of some of our black separatists.

Update 4/3: So now a warrant for McKinney arrest is in the works...this should get interesting. It will be interesting to see how the regular media darlings in D.C. will respond to either a possilbe arrest or her being prosecuted. The right thing would be to say that nobody is above the law and that striking an officer is not something to just be shrugged off. And of course lets let our process of justice run it's course...but McKinney isn't denying she smacked the officer, she instead is trying to hide under a made up racial cloak. Also it's interesting that this AP pieces says black clergy and lawmakers came to her defense on Monday. Other than Pelosi who last week said it was probably no big deal, and probably just wishes she kept her mouth shut, I see no law makers coming to her defense. I see only black reverands and bitter black entertainers showing support. In fact apparently the support is limitless as she can do no wrong since Rev. Reverend Darrell D. Elligan, president of Concerned Black Clergy, says "She has our support unconditionally". This does wonders for creating a color blind society...way to go McKinney!

And blogger Wizbang makes some good points and asks some great questions of McKinney.

And Michelle Malkin has a new skeleton in the McKinney know, if you draw attention to yourself you just might get more attention than you bargained for!


Schadenfreude said...

Sigh, this is why I hate politicians of both genders and all races. It's never about what's right, it's about what benefits them personally in a never-ending quest for more power and influence.

I can see her attempt to make this a racial issue -- only 1 of 14 black congresswomen. surely she should be recognizable. Okay, but that's out of how many black women who work in or visit the Longworth building on a regular basis? C'mon, the man's a security guard, not flippin' Rainman with a photographic memory.

Here's the facts: She wasn't wearing the pin that identified her as a member of congress which would allow her to bypass security. If she was and the guard stopped her (which I kinda think means he was doing his damn job) then maybe I could possibly see a race angle. But in this case she got stopped, got her dander up ("Oh no he didn't just not recognize me!") and lost control and made physical contact with an officer. I don't care who you are, that's assault.

Not to put a plug here, T, but this incident makes me recall Bacon Boy's piece. This is one of those situations that fits into his whole Embarassed To Be Black moments (

Sigh. There's enough real racial and gender bias in this country without fabricating some to cover for the fact you lost control
and struck an officer for doing his job. ETTB, indeed.


Tiny said...

Schad-man, totally agree!

Tiny said...

Schaden-bro, and I read Bacon's post when he did it....I've always had an issue with any race spending much time on making sure you remembered their race was different from yours. I saw a 60 minutes piece months ago with Morgan Freeman and when being black came up he said something like "you know, I don't need black history history is American long as we continue to have things like black history month you will continue to see me as black"