I really don’t have much to say on behalf of Miss Jones, but I feel moved to do another post on her in the face of the absolutely shameful way that this tragedy was handled by MSM, by reporting that she was dead before the early afternoon press conference on yesterday. As you see there was a LOT of confusion concerning that post that required some quick alterations. However given the severity of her aneurysm, there wasn’t much hope held out for her as she spent her last hours on life support with little if any brain activity.
I personally think that it was a hot mess how it was treated by CNN and no doubt the other networks. I was quite shocked that her death got buried the way it did. Don’t get me wrong, I think the plane crash in Spain was newsworthy, but when planes crashed in South American countries or Asian countries, they didn’t lead quite the same way.
Now, I know it’s not couth to talk ill of the dead, but I’m about to do it.
I didn’t really like Stephanie Tubbs-Jones during the primaries–at all. Ohio politics was not my strong point, let alone the intricacies that are black politicians in Cleveland. So, imagine my chagrin when I saw this woman who was one press and curl away from looking like Donna Brazile or better yet, as AverageBro said “someone’s hairdresser.” I just imagined her being the loud mouth church women who holler at everyone during the meetings with a moutful of fried chicken from the local fried chicken place.
Forgive me oh Lord, but I’m going to say it…
Well, why you ask?
Because beyond the shadow of a doubt she was black. There was no denying that. Moreover, she wasn’t exactly stupid. I think, well let me speak for myself, I would have more easily dismissed her had she been stupid. Now I don’t think she was terribly smart simply because she took some unnecessary jabs at Obama and I think she got caught up by the Clinton mystique.
Well how did she?
I was ready to start a rumor that her, Hillary Clinton and Texas U.S. Rep. Shelia Jackson-Lee wer all part of some lesbianic relationship. That’s the only reason I could think of why two black women were coming out in favor of Clinton in the face of constituencies that overwhelmingly voted for Obama and in the face of the Clinton’s with, at the time, their increasing unfavorableness with many of their voters.
Of course, as far as I’m concerned that’s just a rumor, and I’ll leave it at that.
Personally, I had never heard of her until about late January when the Clinton Conspiracy* was hatched. And, yeah, I didn’t particularly care for her, but oh well, not everything goes my way.
However, ultimately, I did like her passion and her unwavering enthusiasm. She stayed true to herself despite what her constituents may have said and definitely what much of the uber-liberal black blogosphere had to say about her. She was able to stay true to herself [I guess this is given she didn't sip any of the Clinton Kool-Aid--but what if this is merely the aftereffects of the Clinton's Kool-Aid wearing off!?!?!?] which is much more than I can say for some other people currently running for certain national offices.
*Stay tuned for a post about the Clinton Conspiracy.
What are your thoughts about U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs-Jones. I’m willing to accept the less than glowing sentiments about her, but I certainly won’t tolerate the “I’m glad she’s dead” comments. So go on, and have your say.
Keep it uppity and keep it truthfully radical, JLL