December 30, 2008, - 9:58 am
By Debbie Schlussel
I have been writing about my favorite Congressional loon, Cynthia McKinney, for over a decade. Back in 2001, I was the one who dubbed her “Jihad Cindy.” (Cindy Sheehan is “Jihad Cindy #2.”) I also compared her to Hanoi Jane. (Now another prominent conservative blogger who read that column is using both of these without proper credit to me, unfortunately.)
I’ve written about her family’s tight attachment with Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, how when she ran–in the mid-1990s–against my friend, Republican John Mitnick, and almost lost, she and her family attacked John for being a Jew in several vile anti-Semitic tirades.
THEN . . .
I wrote about how after 9/11, Jihad Cindy wrote to Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and attacked America, essentially saying that the mass murder of nearly 3,000 Americans was no big deal because, she claimed, a Black baby born in Harlem has less of a chance of survival than a baby born in Bangladesh. HUH?!
And I wrote about how Jihad Cindy’s father attacked “the J-E-W-S” when he learned that his daughter was defeated in her Democratic primary re-election bid (she since regained her seat in Congress).
So, given all of that–and that’s the “Debbie’s Notes” version of a long career in lunacy for her–it’s no surprise that she’s now tried to travel to Gaza to help HAMASniks. And also no surprise that the Israelis told McKinney where to go:
A boat carrying international peace activists, including former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, and medical supplies to the embattled Gaza Strip sailed back into a Lebanese port on Tuesday after being turned back and damaged by the Israeli navy, organizers of the trip said.
The crowds on the docks in the Lebanese port city of Tyre were jubilant and cheering as they welcomed the vessel.
Yup, Hezbollah is cheering on their crazy American friend, er . . . useful idiot, Jihad Cindy.
NOW . . .
The boat, which set off from Cyprus Monday wanted to make a statement and deliver medical supplies to embattled Gaza. The trip‚Äôs organizers said the boat was clearly in international waters, 90 miles off the coast of Gaza, at the time of its close encounter with the Israeli navy.
“Our boat was rammed three times, twice in the front and one on the side,” McKinney told CNN Tuesday morning.
So sad, too bad.
She denied that the incident was an accident, caused whent he captain of the Dignity tried to maneuver past the Israeli blockade. . . .
“I don’t know if she’ll get off the boat,” her father [Georgia Democrat State Rep. and vocal anti-Semite, Billy McKinney] said. “I hope she gets back safely.”
Well, that makes one of us. On the other hand, I’d miss out on the comedy she consistently provides.