Thank You for Coming! I’ll See You in Hell!
Back in 2003, GOP Rep. Sue Myrick declared that the danger to America from convenience stores wasn’t their hot dogs, but their owners:
“You know, and this can be misconstrued, but honest to goodness [my husband] Ed and I for years, for 20 years, have been saying, ‘You know, look at who runs all the convenience stores across the country.’ Every little town you go into, you know?”
Well, heck, we were all running around with buttplugs stuck up our arseholes back then. Only Sue couldn’t let it go, doubling down last year with a foreword to WorldNetDaily’s Muslim Mafia book.
But it turns out her North Carolina district includes Terrorist-Americans, and when she invited them to a Town Hall meeting last week, she tried to clear up the misunderstanding:
Myrick took the opportunity Thursday to explain her 2003 comment casting suspicion on convenience store operators. She said it came after a high-profile case in Charlotte that tied cigarette-smuggling and money-laundering to Hezbollah, a Lebanese military organization that the United States has labeled a terrorist group.
“So I wasn’t off the wall,” she said. “It may have come across that way, but you have to put it in context.”
Well, of course. We might say the same thing about small-airplane pilots, using one example to demonstrate a universal threat. It just stands to reason.