Sunday, December 09, 2007

A bleak day in Carbondale: Salukis lose, Cynthia McKinney arrives

Yesterday in a cold rain, the Southern Illinois University Salukis lost a close game to Delaware in the Football Championship Subdivision semifinals.

There was more sad news in Carbondale Saturday: former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) was in town.

McKinney, to the delight of many Democrats, has switched her party affiliation to the Greens--and to my amazement they seem glad to have her. She's now a presidential candidate, for the Greens of course.

Former socialist Rich Whitney was the Green Party candidate for governor last year--the Greenies who chime at Marathon Pundit deny it, but Whitney received 10 percent of the vote last November because of the tremendous disatisfaction of the two major party candidates, Democrat Rod Blagojevich and Republican Judy Baar Topinka. "Blago" won, but now has approval ratings lower than those of President Bush--who's not very popular in Illinois--I like him though, and so do a lot of my friends.

Topinka's image never recovered from a bruising primary battle, and she couldn't match Blagojevich's fundraising haul.

McKinney is of course the same woman who slugged a Capitol Hill police officer, then blamed the whole thing on racism. In 2001, she said that President Bush had prior knowledge to the 9/11 attacks. In the past she surrounded herself with anti-Semites--including her father.

She even pulled the race card on Al Gore, stating in 2000, that Gore's "Negro tolerance level has never been too high."

Here's what Rich Whitney had to say about McKinney yesterday, all quotes come from the Southern Illinoisan:

Cynthia McKinney is the best candidate to represent the Green Party in 2008.


When most fellow Democrats stood down in the stolen elections, Cynthia McKinney was one of the few who stood up.


She may not have known it until recently, but she belonged in the Green Party all along.

There's good news for the Democratic Party though. Here's what McKinney said about her former party:

My values are not represented by the party I used to be a part of.

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