RUSH: Looks like President Obama’s now going to have to invite a black female cop, who says she won’t vote for him now, over for champagne with Gates and Crowley on Thursday. They’re going to get beer, but this cop, maybe they’ll make her a czar of something. (interruption) You don’t know what this is about? Oh, let’s go right to the audiotape. This is last Saturday night, CNN’s Newsroom, the anchor Don Lemon interviewing Cambridge police officer Kelly King. Now, you have to just love this. We have here a black; we have here a black woman. We have here a black woman cop. We have a black woman cop who voted for the Bamster. We have a black woman cop who voted for Obama who now says never again. So what we have here, we have a black woman cop who voted for Obama, saying never again, on CNN.
RUSH: Don Lemon, CNN, talking to a black, a black woman, a black woman cop, a black woman cop who voted for Obama, a black woman cop who voted for Obama saying never again. A black woman cop who voted for Obama saying never again on CNN. She was asked, ‘When you heard about what happened with this sergeant, what did you think?’
KING: I was appalled. I know Jimmy. I have known him for more than 11 years with the Cambridge police. I knew him when he worked for Harvard. I know him to be a good police officer, a good man with character, and I knew these charges were bogus. There has been a tremendous rush to judgment. And I think the thing to be learned first and foremost from this is to look at all of the evidence, to consider all, to weigh all. I think Professor Gates has done a very good job of filling up a very effective smoke screen calling race into this. It had nothing to do with it.
RUSH: This is Kelly King, she’s black and she’s a cop on the Cambridge force. So the CNN anchor Don Lemon said, ‘Well, what about the president?’
KING: It’s unfortunate. I supported him; I voted for him; I will not again. I agree that I think it’s admirable that he would speak on behalf of his friend, but he should have recused himself. He should have stepped back and he should have said, ‘I support my friend but I don’t have all the facts. I won’t weigh in yet.’
LEMON: The governor?
KING: I would apply the same to him.
RUSH: Don Lemon finally says, ‘What do you want the people around the country to know who may have already made up their minds about Sergeant Crowley?’
KING: Keep their minds open and realize that we would not support someone that we felt wronged someone else. We took this job to do the right thing. We all took this job to do the right thing. We would not support anyone in blue doing the wrong thing.
RUSH: That is Cambridge police officer Kelly King saying, never, ever voting for Obama again, totally blew this. That’s why I’m saying she’s going to be invited, she’ll be invited to the White House and not beer, champagne, they may make her a czarina, give her some department to be a czar over. You know, Obama we all hear about how smart this guy is. This is dumb. This meeting ought not be in the White House. This is just going to add two more days to this story. If there’s a meeting it ought to be up in Cambridge either at Gates’ house, if they can find a way to get in, or at the police station. Well, that probably would never happen. But seriously, politically, this is dumb to play this out. Are we going to have smoke signals come out of there at the end of the meeting? What are they going to have? Are they going to have a beer at six o’clock, is somebody going to apologize, are they going to embrace, going to be pictures all around? To me it’s mystifying within the context of how instinctively brilliant politically Obama is. And, by the way, Barney Frank, he weighed in on this. This morning on Bloomberg Television news, correspondent Peter Cook said to him, ‘The Gates situation in your home state of Massachusetts, did the president make a mistake there?’
FRANK (sped up): I didn’t follow it all very closely. Well, let me put it this way. The president has said what he wanted to say about it. And I think what he did was very reasonable, to try and diffuse the situation. I did comment that I would say that to the extent that part of the problem was that people thought Professor Gates was being disrespectful — people yell at me a lot. I think the right to yell at people in authority is a very important American democracy. Of course if you’re disruptive, if you’re threatening, that’s a problem. But the right to yell at authority figures is I think a very important right that ought to be protected.
RUSH: I’m still mystified by this. I’m still mystified that this has not made it beyond the boundaries of this radio program. John Conyers, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said, (paraphrasing) ‘Who in the world can expect us to read our bills here? You need two lawyers and two days to read this thousand-page health care bill,’ and Newt Gingrich had a great line about this. Newt said, ‘If the bill is too complicated for the chairman of the Judiciary Committee to understand, then it’s too complicated to work.’ If nobody can understand it, then it is a mistake to even try it. So we have Barney Frank yesterday saying, (paraphrasing) ‘It’s not my job to help people make money. It’s their job to produce money for us.’ And now Barney thinks it’s okay to yell at people in authority. Yeah, some people. People yell at him all the time. I can imagine that that’s true. But he thinks people should be able to yell at people of authority. But let’s go back. Barney certainly does enjoy his right to yell. We put together a montage here of Barney Frank who was acting speaker at the time and Representative Patrick McHenry, North Carolina. You’ll remember this.
FRANK: Yes, the gentleman may state the inquiry.
McHENRY: So the chair is saying that I may not offer an amendment —
FRANK: (pounding gavel)
McHENRY: — exempting —
FRANK: The gentleman will sus’thpend! (pounding gavel)
McHENRY: — American Samoa from this legislation?
FRANK: (pounding gavel) The gentleman is making a speech and will sus’thpend! The chair is not saying anything.
McHENRY: If the chair will let me finish my question…
FRANK: (pounds gavel) The gentleman will sus’thpend! The chair has answered the gentleman’s question. The gentlemen will state the point of order.
McHENRY: How many times did our distinguished —
FRANK: No! No! (pounding gavel) The gentleman… (pounding gavel) ‘How many times…?’ could not conceivably be a point of order!
McHENRY: If the chair will not answer my question —
FRANK: The gentleman will not inter’wupt. (pounding gavel)
McHENRY: Is exempted —
FRANK: (pounding gavel)
McHENRY: — from this legislation.
FRANK: (pounding gavel) The gentleman will not, eh, uh (coughing) — while the chair is presiding, will not make speeches in the guise of a parliament inquiry. Comments —
McHENRY: Yeah. These were —
FRANK: (pounding gavel) No, no! The gentlemen will sus’thpend!
McHENRY: Then the —
FRANK: (slamming gavel harder) The gentlemen from Texas — !
McHENRY: Point of order!
FRANK: (screaming) The gentlemen from Texas will sus’thpend! (pounding gavel)
McHENRY: The distinguished speaker was out of order in the past!
FRANK: (banging gavel)
RUSH: So there’s Barney yelling at people as acting speaker.