Skip to comments.How a lesbian, liberal Democrat turned Tookie's lights out [Melanie Morgan column]
Posted on 12/16/2005 10:11:35 AM PST by Impeach98
How a lesbian, liberal
Democrat turned Tookie's
Posted: December 16, 2005
1:00 a.m. Eastern
© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com
It was a little after midnight as scores of pro-gang activists gathered in a vigil to honor their hero "Tookie" Williams. I was at this media group-grope at San Quentin prison. As reporters interviewed reporters, I stood watching and waiting for the inevitable nuttiness I knew was going to follow.
Aware of the growing passion amongst those in the pro-Crips contingent, I decided to leave before any unruly mobs could materialize with their threats to run down anyone who didn't believe in "Tookie's" innocence.
Williams (whose real first name is Stanley; "Tookie" is his Crips' gang name that he refused to renounce) was finally put to death early on Tuesday for the murders of four innocent people.
Thank God. And thank Susan Kennedy.
Ironically, justice was served because of the hiring of a liberal, lesbian, abortion-rights activist named Susan Kennedy, a top aide to recalled-Gov. Gray "Electricity Crisis" Davis.
Before watching the lights go out under Davis, Kennedy had served as the executive director of the California Democrat Party.
And with that background and track record of political involvement, you can understand why the world of Republican politicos was rocked a couple of weeks ago when Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he had chosen Susan Kennedy to serve as his top adviser his chief of staff.
Schwarzenegger's selection of Kennedy set off a firestorm in the GOP, and with good reason. Consider the reaction of Democrats had John Kerry or Al Gore named Karl Rove as their chief of staff.
Gov. Schwarzenegger already had problems with his conservative base after several missteps during his first term. But the Susan Kennedy appointment was the one that had solidified the backlash against Schwarzenegger by fellow Republicans.
And now Schwarzenegger was in a bind. If he granted "Tookie" clemency, he would have surely turned growing Republican skepticism into a full-blown GOP revolt against him.
Schwarzenegger had gotten himself into this mess when he agreed to grant Williams a hearing to consider sparing him from the death penalty. It was another one of those "I want to reach out to the liberal people of California" gestures that reminded conservatives why they didn't much like Schwarzenegger in the first place.
Angered victims'-rights groups questioned how Schwarzenegger could possibly consider granting clemency to a man who had founded the Crips gang and murdered four human beings. "Tookie's" Crips have robbed, raped and murdered thousands upon thousands of innocent victims, destroying whole families and neighborhoods.
When he was convicted of murder, jurors on the Williams' trial said "Tookie" had looked over toward them, called them "sons of bitches" and threatened that he would exact revenge and, "was going to get all of them."
No wonder the criminal-coddling liberals love him so much!
The "SaveTookie.org" website has proclaimed "Tookie" to be, "a great fighter against racism, injustice, and the death penalty."
They celebrate his stand against the death penalty? Apparently, "Tookie" only supports death by gang-murder, but opposes capital punishment. "Good for him" cheer the soft-on-crime liberal apologists!
Liberals have turned the concepts of "right" and "wrong" on their head. They now are amazingly redefining prison as a resume-booster, like a college degree or a record of involvement with charitable organizations.
Patt Morrsion, who writes liberal witticisms for the Los Angeles Times and delivers liberal invective over the airwaves for National Public Radio, wrote this week that: "Not everyone who goes to prison is Nelson Mandela or Mahatma Gandhi ... Being sent to prison does not automatically give anyone a leg up the hero ladder."
Apparently Ms. Morrisson thinks that lots of the time going to prison does make one a hero.
Maybe Ms. Morrisson is unaware of the fact that another Mandela has been involved with the effort to re-write history to demean victims and their families. Winnie Mandela, Nelson's ex-wife, spent time at San Quentin strategizing with "Tookie" Williams on how to avoid the death penalty.
What a great match, since Winnie Mandela was herself accused of murdering a 13-year-old boy.
The same liberals who are now making "Tookie" Williams into a martyr, demanding a state funeral for a cold-blooded killer, also spawned Susan Kennedy, that far-left, liberal activist who now serves as Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's right-hand woman.
So, did Susan Kennedy kill "Tookie"?
In the Byzantine twists of California politics, the governor denied clemency to Stanley "Tookie" Williams because Schwarzenegger knew he could not survive the hemorrhaging of any more Republican support.
And for that you can thank Susan Kennedy, the woman who was on the watch when the lights went out in California during the energy crisis under Gray Davis.
This time you could say she turned the lights out on "Tookie."
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Melanie Morgan is chairman of the conservative, pro-troop non-profit organization Move America Forward and is co-host of the "Lee Rodgers & Melanie Morgan Show" on KSFO 560 AM in San Francisco.
We often hear of homosexuals using black people as an excuse to further their agenda. What an irony! What if Tookie wasn't straight?
I believe Tookie was his real middle name....correct me if Im wrong...
Or maybe he thought it was the right thing to do.
Maybe Arnold just let the punishment go through because the Tookster wasn't very repentent. He killed 4 people, didn't care and the punishment went forward. Besides, did the Governator's chief-of-staff argue FOR Williams' execution? How did she play a role?
Whatever conservatives want to say negatively about Susan Kennedy in the future, at least she can stand tall to her liberal friends that she was able to pull the final plug on Tookie.
Justice does come around from time to time.
Tookie related. I received this in a email this morning.
Twas the night before Christmas and all through San Quentin,
the crips were protesting, and liberals were ventin'.
The cyanide hung by the chamber with care, in hopes that the reaper
soon would be there.
The inmates were nestled all snug in their bed ;
except for Old Tookie, who soon would be dead.
And me with my beer mug, dressed warm in my flannell, had curled up
to watch it, on the Fox News Channel.
I set up my TIVO to record the news station, and thoroughly loved
the momentous occasion.
It seemed lady justice had gotten her way, and that there would be
one less savage today.
When outside the jail there arose such a clatter, the cameras had
turned to see what was the matter.
When what to my civilized eyes did appear, but a lineup of actors,
all liberal, half queer.
The misguided freaks drew some curious looks, as they proclaimed his
innocence; clutching his books.
The tears then flew out from Sarandon's eyes, as she nominated him
again for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The actors were tethered to an ACLU sleigh, all towing the line of
the urban decay.
On Asner, on Penn, on liberal cop-haters,
On Sharpton, on Jesse and other race-baiters.
Then at 12:01 all curled up like a beetle, Tookie cried like a bitch
as they gave him the needle.
When up from the actors there arose such a cry, they had failed in
their mission, and Tookie DID DIE !!
I heard Bill O'Reilly say, as I turned out my light, Merry Christmas
to all ... there was justice tonight !!
Slim odds on that being the reason.
No evidence that sort of thinking guides him.
Arnold may be controversial but I don't think he made his decision based on politics. The facts were there and he did the right thing based on the evidence.
In my town two 14 year old girls were sentenced to 4 years for murdering a pregnant 17 year old. There was nothing but warm embraces and compassion for the heinous criminals.
Justice has as many meanings as there are people. Here's another.
The senior partner of the law firm has to leave town, so he entrusts a difficult criminal defense to the young associate. The kid is thrilled to have this chance to prove himself and sure enough, he gets their man acquitted. In his excitement, he fires off a telegram to the senior partner at his hotel: JUSTICE HAS TRIUMPHED. The next morning, he finds a telegram from the old man at the top of his In box: APPEAL AT ONCE.
"Slim odds on that being the reason. No evidence that sort of thinking guides him."
I'm with Redbob. Schwarzenegger has made it clear he doesn't have any principles or inherent beliefs. He's quite proud of the fact that what guides him is what other people think - that he just wants to be their implementer and represent their views.
He's really quite a hollow man inside.
"What if Tookie wasn't straight?"
Tookie is said to have committed several sexual assaults in prison. As far as I know San Quentin isn''t co-ed.
There was also a guy on KFI Los Angeles (John & Ken show) who said that he's the one that brought Tookie into the Crips (three years after the gang was formed, precluding tookies claim as the founder), and said that Tookie was a "Pervert" and "Pedophile."
This "real" co-founder of the crips (his claim), said Tookie needed to die.
I've heard that reported as well, that "Tookie" is on his birth certificate.
If that were the case he wouldn't have even had the Clemency hearing for Tookie. This one is cut-and-dry and yet Schwarzenegger played politics with it. Just another shameful Schwarzenegger action.
When he does the right thing I'm inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt.
Fair point. Except that its hard to congratulate a man becuase he didn't do something worse than he had already done. Arnold gave life and oxygen to the "Save Tookie" movement by granting him the hearing on clemency.
We shouldn't reward him for that.
It's like when Clinton was president and we were all relieved when he didn't do really liberal things all the time - unlike what some more left-leaning Democrats might have done.
We didn't celebrate Clinton for not being too-bad - we just breathed a sigh of relief.
It's the same in this situation here with Arnold. Way to go Arnold for only being 1/2 a dope in this case of "Tookie."
We will never know what prompted Arnold's decision. Would Gray Davis have granted clemency? Doubtful, IMO.
I agree with you about Gray Davis. Of all the issues, being tough on crime was his best. Plus he's not a very compassionate type. At least Arnold's personality is such that he is more of a touchy-feely-backslapping kind of guy.
That could explain why there wasn't a riot. Will any of them show up to pour St. Ides over their homie's grave?
Why do some people react as if Ah-nuld was the only one who decided Tookie's fate? Tookie's case has been scrutinized by all levels of judicial system, including the not-so-conservative 9th Court, and all of them declined to grant a stay, let alone a new trial.
You appear to be correct. He apparently claimed that in his book, and his father apparently was also 'Stanley T. Williams'. He appears to be a third generation Tookie.
Considering the Gropinator married a Kennedy, is this Susan a member of the degenerate Kennedy clan? She sure sounds like it.
Was Susan Kennedy one of Arhnold's in laws?
"Tookie" to be, "a great fighter against racism, injustice, and the death penalty."
Against the death penalty, and in favor of murdering innocent people.
Amazing how things, sometimes, just 'work out', isn't it?
From what I understand, even the inmates were terrified of him. He was an evil [CENSORED].
He made it political by granting him a hearing and considering the request at all. There was no requirement (or even precedent) for a governor to do so. The basis for his decision, as written in his five page statement, contained no information that was not available before the hearing or a matter of public record. In fact, if Arnold had done exactly ZERO in this hollywood-scripted-political-show, Tookie would have been executed, as scheduled.
"What troubles us is the long, drawn-out public process that took place around the clemency hearing," said Mike Spence, president of the influential California Republican Assembly, which has threatened to revoke its endorsement of Schwarzenegger over his appointment of Kennedy. "I don't think you can do the thing you ought to have done to begin with and then expect to get lots of credit for it."
If one looked at the evidence, I can't imagine anyone but the anti-death penalty folks and the communistas supporting clemency.
I am not surprised, but of course still disappointed, to see so many people at FR who fall for the "Lucy pulled the football out from Charlie Brown" antics of people like Arnold Schwarzenegger and the RINOs who inhabit the GOP establishment in California.
They reward Arnold for "doing the right thing" - but the "right thing" was to never grant the clemency hearing.
But, that's OK. The next time Arnold screws the GOP/conservatives they'll have an excuse for that act of betrayal as well.
Well he had to raise taxes... or whatever else the transgression will be.
Good work, Mel.
I agree. It appears to be a repetitive theme. The same script was used for the Gay Marriage veto and the Drivers License legislation (twice!). Instead of applying some common(R) principle standard (e.g. the Republican platform) by which actions are measured, the operatives seem to want to use Cruz Bustamante as the standard--i.e. any action to the right of Cruz should be lauded. The bar has been placed so low that applause is given for virtually any logical action.
Did you guys read the column? Morgan isn't saying that Kennedy had a hand in the decision to deny clemency. She's saying that Arnold was hurting with the GOP for selecting Kennedy, and one more disappointment might have been fatal to him. He did the right thing in regards to the Tookmeister in order to sort of make up for bringing Kennedy aboard, is her theory at least.
But, as you point out, Melanie's point is not that - but rather her assertion of the reasoning for Schwarzenegger's decision to deny clemency. Because he couldn't take another hit on his right flank.
Glad you caught that. I was too tired of responding to other posts and points to make that point as well.
I'm an article-skimmer, so I recognized the problem. :)
Let's do a modern day Boston Tea Party, dress up like liberals, and demand that Kennedy resign so as not to be "tarnished" by Arnie's decision! Because, right thing on Tookie or not, I doubt if Anrie can survive the decision to bring her aboard.
I think the point is that had Susan Kennedy declined the job and Arnold picked a conservative, he might have been tempted to tilt to the left and his Hollywood buddies by sparing Tookie.
The fact that Susan Kennedy accepted the job was the final nail in Tookie's coffin. Arnold may have let Tookie take the needle any way, but the Kennedy appointment certainly sealed his fate.
Melanie is saying that Arnold felt compelled to tilt to the right on this one. I am having a little fun with the liberals by blaming it all on Kennedy. Without the fire storm on the right, who knows what he might have done?
Ha ha! I love it.
We really don't know, do we? We can only guess at Arnold's motives. We have a difference of opinion.
I live in eastern Iowa, and the girls were white.
Yikes! What are they putting in the water there, anyway?
Why did the two 14 year old murderesses say they killed their victim, if I may ask?