Boortz: "[S]ome time over the next couple of weeks, Cynthia McKinney will show her ass again"June 20, 2006 7:37 PM EDT ››› MATT SINGER
During a conversation with Jamie Dupree, a Cox Radio Washington correspondent, on the June 20 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio program, Neal Boortz stated: "As ... sure as I'm going to stick my foot in my mouth some time over the next couple of weeks, [Rep.] Cynthia McKinney [D-GA] will show her ass again." Dupree responded, "I'll move onto other things, before I hit Media Matters." Boortz then said: "That wasn't a very pleasant thought."
Boortz previously referred to McKinney as "a welfare drag queen," likened her to a "ghetto slut," and claimed that a recent haircut made her "look like ghetto trash." Several days after making those remarks, Boortz appeared to apologize to McKinney, stating: "Well, I've known Cynthia McKinney for a long time, and there is no way in the world that that word should be used to describe her or her hairdo or any woman -- unless she really is -- or her hairdo."
From the June 20 broadcast of Cox Radio Syndication's The Neal Boortz Show:
DUPREE: Onto ethics, you referenced it on your webpage -- the police unions up here backing the officer who was involved in that incident with Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney of Georgia, urging the House Ethics Committee to investigate. The interesting part about this is the way that the Ethics Committee rules are set up now in the Congress: Outside groups cannot spur an investigation by the committee. Another lawmaker would have to submit a complaint or the committee would have to decide to look into that. Part of me says it's the last we've heard of this, but part of me says maybe some Republican wants to stir up a hornet's nest and see if they can keep it going. We'll see.
BOORTZ: Well, as soon as a Republican did that, they'd be branded as a racist.
DUPREE: I don't know about that.
BOORTZ: Oh, come on, that's a cinch.
DUPREE: I don't know. I don't know. Maybe a political opportunist, a little more.
BOORTZ: We just wait for Cynthia McKinney to do it again. As -- as sure as I'm going to stick my foot in my mouth some time over the next couple of weeks, Cynthia McKinney will show her ass again. We just sit and wait for it to happen.
DUPREE: I'll move onto other things, before I hit Media Matters. A jury today --
BOORTZ: That wasn't a very pleasant thought.