Thursday, April 06, 2006

McKinney's Non-apology Apology

Standing on the floor of the House of Representatives, Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) elected to offer an apology that failed to apologize for anything she did. Instead, she offered a vague, self-serving statement which only expressed sorrow and regret that there was a misunderstanding and an escalation.
"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."
Of course, she will later claim she was referring to the actions of the police officer she assaulted and that she did nothing wrong.