I live in a great city. I live in a great county. Unfortunately, karma always demands the piper be paid. I also live with Cynthia McKinney as my representative in the U.S. House.
You have to hand it to her. After being sent to the political wilderness in 2002, she won back her seat in 2004. Then the inconceivable! She ably represented her district for almost two years without pulling some absurd stunt. For those of us who have lived in these parts for a while, this turn to relative wallflower was curious to say the least.
Guess it was only a matter of time.
The honorable Mckinney is about to be arrested for assaulting a member of the Capitol police.
I resisted posting about this subject because frankly it's rather embarrassing and indications were that it was an overblown misunderstanding. As with previous incidents of my representative's antics, I hoped this one would just blow over without much attention drawn.
In her district, potential opponents are acting like the gates of heaven just opened and showered them with political quail and manna. The word "embarrassment" has already been used and will now doubt be flogged from here to November.
Here's the bottom line. You may agree or disagree with McKinney's politics, but her penchant for involving herself in these miniature theaters of the absurd do nothing but marginalize any legitimacy she and by proxy her constituents has.