Saturday, August 23, 2003
Commentary by Sanford D. Horn
reached a new low with its dubious appointment of Cynthia McKinney to a three-year term as a Frank H.T. Rhodes visiting professor. Cornell University
McKinney, a former five-term Georgia Congressman, will lecture for a minimum of two weeks per semester on the subjects of human rights, voting rights and the political process. The
native, 48, blamed the Jewish community in her Atlanta district for her defeat in the 2002 Democratic primary race at the hands of current Congressman Denise Majette. AIPAC (American Israel Political Action Committee), “targeted me for defeat,” said DeKalb County , following her loss and referred to Majette’s victory as a “Zionist conspiracy.” McKinney
In addition to her rantings that the Jewish community was responsible for her political undoing,
, virulently anti-Israel, has been described as racist, derisive and divisive, garnering 81 percent of the black vote, but only 5 percent of the white vote en route to her five previous victories. McKinney
’s delusional thinking, she accused McKinney President George W. Bush of orchestrating the September 11, 2001 attacks on the in World Trade Center as well as the Pentagon in New York City In addition to that wild accusation, Arlington, VA. suggested President Bush did nothing in order to protect his father’s defense industry stocks. McKinney
Following the Sept. 11 attacks, then New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani rejected a $10 million donation from Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. Remember, 15 of the 19 Sept. 11 hijacker-terrorists were Saudis.
not only had the gall to apologize to the prince, but suggested that he spend the money in her congressional district. McKinney
October 26, 2002, joined Arabs in an anti-war rally in McKinney . She has long been a supporter of Palestinian statehood – clearly a mistake in the wake of the Tuesday, August 19 homicide bus bombing by Hamas in Washington, DC , among other numerous continued assaults on the Jewish state. Jerusalem
“Cynthia McKinney is a person of considerable achievement in the political sphere,” said Porus Olpadwala, dean of Cornell’s
, Art and Planning as well as chair of the 13-member faculty committee that brought School of Architecture to campus. McKinney
The alumni of
should be aware of such appointments in order to determine if they wish to continue making financial commitments to their alma mater. Tell Cornell you are outraged by this appointment and will not fund anything sponsored by the university until this insulting appointment is reversed. Cornell University
Sanford D. Horn is a writer living in Alexandria, VA.