Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) may have had a legitimate point even though she probably didn’t realize it until this week.
When McKinney was caught assaulting a Capitol Hill police officer and subsequently played the race card, she was widely denounced and an assault case against her sits--rightly--before a Grand Jury. But what of her colleague, Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)? Kennedy was recently caught drunk-/high-/being-a-nutjob-/combination-driving by members of that same Capitol Hill police force and merely driven home without having to submit to a sobriety test. And this isn’t Kennedy’s first known display of lawlessness/thuggery. Among several other transgressions, in 2000 he was caught on tape shoving a female, black LAX security guard some thirty years his senior after the lady in question told him that he couldn’t bring an over-sized bag as carry-on luggage. (Good thing for him that this happened before 9/11.) Why was there was no Grand Jury convened for such a boor back then? Is it because he’s white? Or is it because he’s a Kennedy?
An even better question: what are these obviously ill people doing in the House of Representatives?
And a mo' betta question: why doesn't someone tell Kennedy to get rid of that John F. Kennedy (Sr.) hairstyle?