Carronade The Yankee Sailor Carronade

The Sea is a choosy mistress. She takes the men that come to her and weighs them and measures them. The ones she adores, she keeps; the ones she hates, she destroys. The rest she casts back to land. I count myself among the adored, for I am Her willing Captive.

I've relocated to a new Yankee Sailor.

Monday, April 03, 2006

The (Assumed) Privileges of Power

I've been intermittently following the developments in the case of Rep. McKinney and her encounter with a Capitol Hill police officer. For those of you that haven't, the basic outline of the case is this: Congresswoman tries to enter government building. Guard asks for ID. Congresswoman doesn't have ID, tries to get in anyway. Guard tries to stop her, scuffle ensues. Accusations start flying.

The whole thing reminds me of another powerful person who thought when it came to him, the rules didn't apply. Somehow I don't think this case will be resolved quite so clearly, though.

Update: The Salamander pointed out another fine set of double standards from our government that's worth a read, too.