Friday, March 30, 2012

Of Hoodies, Death, and Political Opportunism

From the Politico:
"Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) plans to send House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) a “friendly, handwritten” note to request that the chamber’s dress code be more strictly enforced, in light of his colleague Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) being removed from the House floor on Wednesday for wearing a hoodie.

Cleaver, the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, told Fox News Wednesday night that some members of the CBC believe Rush was treated unfairly when he was forced to leave the House floor for sporting a hooded sweater to bring attention to the shooting of Trayvon Martin, since it is fairly common practice for members of Congress to ignore the proper attire rules."

Mr. Cleaver is a text book case of 'don't get between me and a TV camera.'

A young man is dead and some congress critters want to make political hay on the House floor. A young man is dead and some congress critters want to talk about dress codes. A young man is dead and the POTUS wants interject himself into a local law enforcement matter.

I find the lot of 'em pathetic opportunists.

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