MetaEzra’s Matthew Nagowski is somehow surprised that Cynthia McKinney is a crazy person. Apparently what has given him this epiphany is her latest publicity stunt, an appearance on Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi’s state television station. I think I can safely speak for the entire Review staff when I say that we join Nagowski’s call for the University to “retroactively revoke” McKinney’s Rhodes professorship, but I would like to take this opportunity to point out . . . we told you so (and when I say “we,” I mean campus conservatives in general–I was only ten when all of this went down).
You see, ever since McKinney was made a Rhodes guest professor back in 2003, campus conservatives have been wondering how long it would take our liberal friends to realize she might not be the best representative of the University. It took her punching a cop in front the US Capitol for the Stun‘s editorial board to come to this realization . . . three years after her appointment. (I will note that the Sun, which back in the day had more than one conservative on staff, ran some great op-eds about the pick in Fall ’03 and Jamie Weinstein ’06 also picked apart John Pilger, who was given a Rhodes professorship at the same time as McKinney.) But she never should have been associated with the University in the first place and it certainly shouldn’t have taken otherwise intelligent people like Nagowski eight years (!) to figure this out. Now I can’t come close to documenting all of McKinney’s craziness in one blog post, but here’s a quick rundown of the highlights, er, lowlights.
All the McKinney ridiculousness after the jump . . .