March 31, 2006

Police Brutality

In response to the Capitol Police issuing an arrest warrant for Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) after she person-handled one of its officers, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said:

"I would not make a big deal of this."

Representatives McKinney and Pelosi then launched into a duet with their unique interpretation of Jonathon Edwards' (Ed: Hmm.., where have I heard that name before?) Sunshine:

Sunshine go away today
I don't feel much like dancing
Some man's gone, he's tried to run my life
Don't know what he's asking

He tells me I'd better get in line
Can't hear what he's saying
When I grow up I'm going to make it mine
But these aren't dues I been paying

How much does it cost, I'll buy it
The time is all we've lost, I'll try it
But he can't even run his own life
I'll be damned if he'll run mine, Sunshine

Sunshine go away today
I don't feel much like dancing
Some man's gone he's tried to run my life
Don't know what he's asking

Working starts to make me wonder where
The fruits of what I do are going
He says in love and war all is fair
But he's got cards he ain't showing

Sunshine come on back another day
I promise you I'll be singing
This old world, she's gonna turn around
Brand new bells'll be ringing

DOWNDATE: The hits just keep on coming:

A lawyer for Rep. Cynthia McKinney, the Georgia congresswoman who had an altercation with a Capitol Police officer, says she was "just a victim of being in Congress while black."

And here I thought her crime was being in Congress while committing a felonious assault on a police. Everyone understands that she just accused the Capitol Police of institutionalized racism, right? If Democrats have any sense of decency remaining they will disown this woman immediately and throw her out of their party. Then maybe we'll talk about their talking points, er, I mean their plan for national security.

But wait, there's more:

Actor, Danny Glover was expected to appear at an early-evening news conference Friday with McKinney at Howard University.That gave Republicans material to keep the criticism flowing. "Rep. McKinney appearing with the star of 'Lethal Weapon'? Not exactly the message you want to be sending," said Ron Bonjean, spokesman for House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill.

Personally, I always think of Danny Glover as Albert in The Color Purple whenever he gets a little self-righteous and preachy.

Posted by Charles Austin at March 31, 2006 03:15 PM