Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Our Long National Nightmare is Over

Yahoo/AP | McKinney loses runoff for Georgia seat
DECATUR, Ga. - Cynthia McKinney, the fiery Georgia congresswoman known for her conspiracy theories about the Sept. 11 attacks and the scuffle she had earlier this year with a U.S. Capitol police officer, lost a runoff election Tuesday for her district's Democratic nomination.

Attorney Hank Johnson, a former county commissioner, won the nomination with 59 percent of the vote, surpassing McKinney by more than 11,000 votes.
She was running what I would call a stealth campaign, perhaps under the theory that her best chance at winning was if her constituents forgot there was an election. According to USA Today:
Unlike typical candidates, McKinney has no campaign press secretary or public schedule. She did not participate in debates before the primary. A recorded office greeting last weekend urged callers to vote in the primary July 20. The primary was actually on July 18.
The above link from PhotoDude, where there is much more fun to be had at McKinney's expense.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Cynthia Tucker: Voters can see through McKinney
She doesn't have the prestige or power to pass a resolution in support of sweetened ice tea.
It couldn't happen to a nicer woman.

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