I have the great misfortune of being "represented" in Congress by Cynthia McKinney. Again.
Matthew Continetti of The Weekly Standard explains the causes of my misfortune. McKinney, you might recall, was infamous for accusing the Bush Administration of having advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks and concealing it in order to profit its friends and supporters in the defense industry. Her support of Palestinian terrorists--er, I mean freedom fighters--was also notorious, as was her fathers (and her?) anti-Semitism.
In 2002, her record caught up with her. Offered a respectable opponent, the increasingly middle class African-American Democratic voters in her district (with the strategic assistance of "malicious" cross-over voting by Republicans in the primary) threw her out and nominated Denise Majette, who coasted to victory in the general election.
Inexplicably, Majette abandoned what would have been a safe seat at virtually the first word of a McKinney comeback, choosing instead a suicide mission, seeking to succeed Georgia political icon Zell Miller in the U.S. Senate. So we in Georgias 4th Congressional District are once again saddled with McKinney, clearly friendlier to radical Islam than any other member of Congress. She kept a low profile during the campaign, confident in the ability of her organization to turn out voters on her behalf, and in the relative dearth of Republicans in the district. But, as Continetti demonstrates and her own campaign website reveals, she hasnt backed away from the stances that put her in the small company of Americans to the left of Michael Moore.
National Democrats cant be happy with this. Majettes voting record differed little from McKinneys, but she was a much more attractive and winsome personality. Now, theyre saddled with McKinneys potential for inflammatory rhetoric. They probably wish that shed stayed at Cornell.