Friday, April 14, 2006

A Representative And A Rodent

"Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more." ~ Mark Twain

Normally, I don't get too excited about the number of comments people leave on here, although I am gratified that my Sunday post garnered over 80, which, I'm pretty sure, smashes my previous record. And it doesn't matter too much to me whether people posts comments or not. After all, this is just an outlet for me to express my thoughts and opinions. If someone derives some pleasure, or is moved to question long held convictions as a result of reading my ramblings, well, I guess that's a bonus. I learned long ago that my opinions, like most peoples, aren't too important in the overall scheme of things.

But I have to admit some chagrin at the complete absence of comments regarding my recent discovery and subsequent publishing of pictures denoting the similarities between Georgia Representative Cynthia McKinney and a character whom we all know and love. I understand that the accompanying subject matter overshadowed the comparison, but I had expected at least an honorable mention. I thought it was funny.

So, as penance, you will all have to endure a reprinting of the illustration.

This time I am actively looking for comments.

How could anyone stay angry at this woman?

Actually, I think Rep. McKinney is an attractive woman. This photo of her is probably the most unflattering photo of her that I have seen. And it took me quite some time to even find this particular photo. I had seen it on someone else's
blog, but didn't remember who's, and couldn't find it through a Google images search. Eventually, I found and captured it off the same blog.

I do want to add some commentary about the McKinney fiasco:

It annoys me somewhat that certain political commentators and talk show hosts and others are so loathe to accept her apology before the House. It may not have been the most sincere apology anyone has ever heard, but it was nonetheless, an apology. And given the fact that the incident was so over-publicized and over-blown, I think her apology was adequate. She may have been arrested and charged with assault by now, or she may not have. I don't know. I haven't kept up. I don't care.

As one who has had to do probably more than my fair share of apologizing in the past, I can speak from experience. Apologizing is a humbling enough experience without some people having to compound the humiliation by not gracefully accepting the apology. The sad fact is: Some people would bitch if they was hung with a new rope, as my father would say.

Let it go. It isn't worth the hassle.

Let me hear comments. Anyone?


Scottsdale Girl said...

That is the second time in as many days I have heard "the new rope" saying...and I had never heard it before in all my 38 glorious years... weird no?
On McKinney...
Apologies - if not sincere - are NOT apologies. Therefore her insincere "apology" should not be accepted.

Mark said...

I might just leave this post on top until someone comments on the similarities if the two pictures.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I might just leave this post on top until someone comments on the similarities if the two pictures.

I'm offended! Offended that you would dare insult Rocky the Squirrel with such a comparison!

Of course...if you could photoshop his flying cap onto her....

Trader Rick said...

The ony reason she "apologized" was that it was part of a deal to prevent her arrest, in my opinion. She's a racist.

ELAshley said...

Does anyone under 30 even know who Rocky is?

Erudite Redneck said...

You're just being mean. Who wants to comment on that? Quit being a jerk.

Sheila said...


Your just being rude and I won't comment on it.

Ok? Ok!

timothy said...

I commented last time that I thought she looked more like Saddam in his rat hole picture... just after they captured him... I don't see the similarity between her and Rocky.


Lone Ranger said...

I not only caught the resemblence, I printed them out and hung them in the newsroom, where they were torn down within the hour. Liberals have NO sense of humor.

Tom said...

While the facial resemblence is striking (eyes, teeth, possibly the nose, and general expression), I doubt if McKinney is:

1) Heroic
2) Flys
3) Has a tail
4) Hangs around with a moose

And I doubt if Rocky the Squirrel would hang around politicians...

Mark said...

Oh come on, now. I didn't post this comparison as a commentary on McKinneys politics, or as an insult. I didn't even mention in the post what party she belongs to.

The first time I saw that unflattering pictuere of her, my immediate thought was, "She looks like Rocky the Squirrel".

I'll bet that if she had been a Republican, you all would be rolling on the floor laughing.

Lone Ranger's right. Liberals really don't have a sense of humor.

And I was going to say they had to change the name of Texas to just plain Tex, because the "as" is in the White House. But now I won't. You Liberals don't deserve a good joke.

Goat said...

Let me ask you how a Christian should respond to this scenario. A coworker comes on your blog and posts the most vile garbage beyond your imagination. You catch them redhanded, how do you respond when you have to work with the person? He "apologized" but has been a condescending little s*** since.
As to the picture, I again agree with Pastor Tim, and don't insult Rocky like that.

Francis Lynn said...

You are almost correct in your comparison - but McKinney is more rodent-like. And stop insulting Rocky - he be my hero.

Etchen said...

Happy Easter Mark!