Stop The Freakin' Presses!
Rep Cynthia McKinney, on the floor of the House, has issued an apology!
Best I can figger, tho, is that she was apologizing for the way this whole incident has escalated and for all the bad press she's gotten from it. Hell, her first clue should have been when she couldn't get a single member of Congress to back her up - not even Mel Watts, fer crissakes! When your only supporters are Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover and a bunch of school kids you trucked in for the occasion, you should be able to understand your case is down the toilet.
I do agree with her that this is a case of racial profilling - every time McKinney comes in contact with a white, she automatically screams racism. It would be nice if she actually apologized for the incident itself, and to the cop she hit.
One other thing about this - that pin that they wear. Now, I don't know what the pin is, what it looks like, and I don't want to know. What I can tell you is that, while a member of the Australian Federal Police, I worked security for a Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. As part of this, we also had lapel pins - I say plural because we were given a card of different colored pins that were to be worn on different days so that no one could copy a "Monday" pin and get in on Wednesday.