Until she occasionally she pops up like a gopher on the national scene as she did for the last week or so with her "much ado about a hairdo" nonsense, not many people are familiar with the important work Cynthia McKinney does as a congresswoman from the 4th Congressional district in Georgia.
For instance, this:
A few weeks before her contretemps with a Capitol Police officer, U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney filed her latest piece of legislation: House Resolution 4968, "The Tupac Amaru Shakur Records Release Act of 2006."
The bill declares that "all government records related to the life and death of Tupac Amaru Shakur should be preserved for historical and governmental purposes." It directs that the records be placed in an extraordinary collection at the National Archives and Records Administration, and that copies of the files be housed at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain.
McKinney believes the government may know more than it's saying about Shakur's murder in 1996. And an aide to McKinney wrote by e-mail to the Journal-Constitution that "for young black men today, Tupac is at least as recognizable and more often quoted than Dr. [Martin Luther] King."
Sometimes you just have to see it to believe it. At least she's consistent. It appears she might believe there was a government conspiracy involved in Tupac's death as well.
"Given the questions that surround the government interest and possible involvement in both their murders and their lives these cases both hold similar weight in assessing government response to social and cultural change in the whole society."
McKinney believes "government surveillance teams" may have witnessed Shakur's shooting and have failed to come forward.
Doin' the people's business.
Yes, the people of Geogria have someone to be proud of in Congresswoman McKinney