I think Hube
jumped the gun this week on picking his "Dopey WNJ Letter of the Week". If he had waited until today, he would have come across this beauty:
Outspoken congresswoman shows courage that is rare
The race card may be getting old, but it is as American as apple pie. If you don't think so, compare your pay stub, net worth, encounters with the police and judicial system, and your children's prospects with any black person who has a comparable job and education.
Some people are forced to live with it; other people are in denial or wish it away. The question for black parents is when is it a good time to tell their children the racial facts of life in America. Even Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice can't escape the race card.
Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is an excellent role model for kids. She has pointed out: the failures of this administration in the Iraq war, the Middle East, and warnings provided to the White House before the 9/11 attack.
I can think of no better role model in these times of corruption, cronyism and crime in our national capital. Her commitment to her constituency provides hope that honest people are trying to make the American dream a reality.
Valiant people like McKinney are hard to find these days. America desperately needs them -- race card and all.
Waldon H. Giles, Wilmington
Really? What's she a role model for?
Alleging that the Bush administration intentionally allowed 9/11 to happen? ("We know there were numerous warnings of the events to come on September 11th. . . . What did this administration know and when did it know it, about the events of September 11th? Who else knew, and why did they not warn the innocent people of New York who were needlessly murdered? . . . What do they have to hide?" ) Or that members of his administration personally profited from the War on terror? ("persons close to this administration are poised to make huge profits off America's new war.") An accusation she later admitted she no evidence for? ("I am not aware of any evidence showing that President Bush or members of his administration have personally profited from the attacks of 9-11.") (Source
Or most famously, who apparently punched a Capitol Hill police officer who failed to recognize her and asked her to show ID?
(Note: I'm pretty sure this letter was actually written by Waldron
Giles, despite what it says above. I believe the spelling of the first name is a typo on the WNJ's part.)