Thursday, April 06, 2006

Potential Jail Time Is 20/20

As a grand jury prepared to hear Rep. Cynthia McKinney's case, she suddenly realized the error of her actions:

Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., expressed "sincere regret" Thursday for her altercation with a Capitol police officer, and offered an apology to the House.

"There should not have been any physical contact in this incident," McKinney said in brief remarks on the House floor. "I am sorry that this misunderstanding happened at all and I regret its escalation and I apologize."

It really is amazing how the prospect of jail time can just sharpen your focus about reality. When faced with the consequences, McKinney suddenly realizes that she was wrong in slugging a Captiol Police officer. It seems all too convenient to me.

Just yesterday she was still up to the race-baiting game. It just goes to show you how absurd her claims of racism were in the first place. Most often, public officials who play the race card in situations like this are just coverning their own misdeeds, and Rep. McKinney is no different.

Now all we need is her apology for labeling the Capitol Police as racists.