Friday, March 10, 2006

Why I Love New Orleans Part II

Kimberly Williamson Butler, upon being released from prison:

"I represent every person who feels that their voice hasn't been heard, every person who has been incarcerated, right or wrongly."
“Right or wrongly.” She should have stuck with the “wrongly” part only. It would make what she says next make more sense (if that is possible):
"I can rank myself among many heroes: Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi and Nelson Mandela."
For example, someone incarcerated wrongly:
Mandela spent 27 years in prison for fighting the evils of South African apartheid, then led his country into an era of democracy as its first black president, winning a Nobel Prize in the process.
Someone incarcerated for the right reasons:
Butler spent three days incarcerated on a contempt of court charge stemming from a dispute with Criminal District Court judges, who termed her behavior the height of pettiness.
Can we stop considering her a strong candidate for mayor now?

3 comments:

jeffrey said...

Are you kidding? I think her stock is rising.

ashley said...

Mandela, Parks, and KWB?

Get over yourself, girlfriend.

oyster said...

Just spell my name right, baby.

On 870am this morning with Bob Delgiorno, she declared that she was the "most sane" person in the city.