Tuesday, April 04, 2006

McKinney: Yet another example of congressional DYKWIA syndrome.
According to accounts by police officers and Congressional officials, Ms. McKinney went around a metal detector, as members of Congress are allowed to do. The police officer reportedly told her to stop, and when she did not he apparently tried to stop her, provoking a physical response from Ms. McKinney.

She has acknowledged that she was not wearing the lapel pin that identifies her as a member of Congress. But she said that the police responsible for protecting lawmakers should recognize them on sight.

There are 435 members of the House of Representatives. So Congresswoman McKinney (D-Riyadh) is saying that Capitol security should rest entirely on facial recognition abilities of the police. And if they just happen to have any doubts about the identity of someone who is, after all, not displaying proper credentials? Well, they should just let it slide.

I hope they lock her up. Plus, I hope the officer sues. Further, I hope she is exposed trying some transparently manouver to intimidate him out of his lawsuit. No amount of humiliation is too much for her -- or, for that matter, for any other members of Congress who puts themselves above the law, particularly one designed for their own safety.

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