Monday, August 31, 2009

UPDATE! Is Jenkins a Slow Reader or a No-Reader?

Click on the title of this blog to read an article from the Topeka Capital Journal in which it is revealed that shortly before Jenkins used the term "Great White Hope" to describe the search for leadership in the Republican Party, she actually voted on a resolution to honor Jack Johnson that contained the words "Great White Hope."

On July 29th, Ms. Jenkins voted in favor of a resolution granting a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, who was imprisoned for transporting a white woman across state lines because he had the unmitigated gall to marry a white woman in those days and times. This was described in the resolution as a "racially motivated abuse of the prosecutorial authority of the Federal Government." The full language of the resolution is printed in the article.

Unfortunately, as explained by Jenkins' spokeswoman, she didn't have time to read the bill before she voted in favor of it. Mary Geiger, Jenkins' very busy press secretary, explained that the resolution passed on a unanimous consent vote rather than a roll call vote.

"The resolution came to the House floor at 5:40 p.m. and was on the floor about three minutes before a vote was taken.

Geiger said it would have been "nearly impossible" for anyone to read the resolution before it was approved."

Quick; read the resolution in the attached article. Time yourself. How long did that take?

Is Jenkins a slow reader or a no-reader?

You Make the Call.

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