Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Fun things you read in the Washington Post

Cynthia McKinney, the very leftist, very firebrand, black woman representative from Georgia has lost her primary for November. It is not idle to note that she was ousted by her voters once and manage to come back. Thus it is the SECOND time she is ousted. I am too lazy this morning to figure whether she is a Chavez supporter, but her track record certainly would allow us to suspect that her sympathies would go that way.

At any rate the Washington Post notes that Ms. McKinney is not happy with the Georgia voting machines and that she wants a manual counting, just like the Venezuelan opposition, just as AMLO in Mexico. Maybe Rosales should pay attention about these unexpected allies that surely could embarrass the CNE.

McKinney Is Anti-Machine

Rep. Cynthia McKinney (Ga.), who also lost a primary to a fellow Democrat this month, is not running as an independent. Like Lieberman, however, she does not seem entirely at peace with the voters' verdict.

In remarks to the National Dialogue and Revival for Social Justice in the Black Church, meeting in Georgia, McKinney warned that African Americans need to stand up against electronic voting machines, which she suggested may be responsible for her loss.

"You won't know who won as long as we have those electronic voting machines, with the problems that have been manifested by them," she said in remarks quoted by the Associated Press.

McKinney, known over six terms in Congress for her confrontational style, said she considers herself a "black political paramedic," and warned that the "black body politic is near comatose."

Former DeKalb County commissioner Hank Johnson won the primary by 59 percent to 41 percent. Like McKinney, he is black.

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