April 05, 2006

Making McKinney Look Like Minnie Mouse

When I saw the headline "Wrist Slap For the Wild Woman" in the New York Post, I just assumed it was about the Zsa Zsa Gabor of Congress, Cynthia McKinney. But alas, it turns out there's a woman pol in New York who's even crazier. It's Ada Smith, a state senator who allegedly threw hot coffee at a staffer. And that's not all:

Yet she's been an embarrassment for years. In 2004, a staffer filed a civil-rights complaint alleging that Smith had called him "a fat, gay bastard" and ridiculed him in front of co-workers. The State Division of Human Rights concluded the staffer was fired for poor performance but that she had confronted him "inappropriately." That same year, she was convicted of disobeying a state trooper at a security checkpoint. In 1998 she was subdued with Mace after allegedly biting a police officer. She's also been accused of using a meat cleaver to threaten an aide.

Last month, as The Post's Fred Dicker reports today, she got booted off a United Express flight after an abusive confrontation with a flight attendant.

Yet Smith, for some reason, remains a part of the Democratic leadership in Albany. Yikes.

Posted by Stephen Silver at April 5, 2006 09:23 PM

of course she remains in the Dem leadership in Albany - b/c Democrats are so hyper sensitive to everyone's needs and feelings that they would be afraid to piss her off. that or the fear of getting hot coffee thrown on them.

Posted by: LilB at April 6, 2006 02:26 PM
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