Originally created 11/06/01

Cynthia's stupidity

"Sometimes a politician is so aggressively stupid it simply becomes a moral obligation to point it out, for fear the contagion will spread. Now is such a moment. I am referring, of course, to one of America's most pugnaciously ignorant politicians - Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia. ... Like a personal-injury lawyer slapping awake an old lady with a broken hip, Ms. McKinney just couldn't resist the smell of bloody money."

- Jonah Goldberg, writing in the National Review. Rep. McKinney of Atlanta has made national news by pleading for foreign aid for African-Americans from Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, whose donation to New York City was returned by Mayor Rudolph Guiliani because it came with pointed advice about how the U.S. should revisit its policies toward the Middle East.


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