McKinney makes her case

Weekly Standard assistant editor Sonny Burch attended the debate between Georgia Rep. Cynthia McKinney and Hank Johnson, her opponent in the Democratic primary. Burch scored the debate by round and has filed his report as “McKinney-Johnson: One night stand.” Here is Mckinney’s closing statement in full as reported by Burch:

Thank you very much. An ordinance which was found unconstitutional written by an attorney. Dr. King reminded us that the measure of a man is where he stands in challenging controversy. I stand. Alongside our troops and our veterans, working families, and Mr. Clark, who could get no help from Mr. Johnson when his land was swallowed up by a landfill. Eisenhower reminds us that every dollar spent on war is a theft from the people. And I have brought more than $350 million. Send me back to Washington, so I can speak truth to power. [sic, sic, sic, and sic]

By contrast, according to Burch, Johnson’s closing statement was coherent.


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