Skip to comments.Where will Sheila Jackson Lee show up next?
Posted on 07/09/2009 4:07:38 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
Michael Jackson's memorial service the latest stop for Houston Democrat known as 'The Funeral Lady' for the stars
Shocked to see Texas U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee join the star-studded memorial tribute to Michael Jackson earlier this week? Probably not if youre from Houston.
The congresswoman, who represents the 18th District, has a reputation in her hometown for, lets say, making herself available to speak at events, occasions, funerals particularly when cameras are nearby.
Just a few days earlier, in her signature braid, Jackson Lee stood alongside Beyoncé at her pre-concert press-conference to address hunger both women grinning for the cameras while holding boxes of Hamburger Helper.
And around here, Jackson Lee is reportedly known as The Funeral Lady, due to her frequent appearances at the farewell services of those well-known or made famous by the manner of their deaths.
Judge Andrew Jefferson died in December 2008, and Jackson Lee spoke at funeral even though it was well known they weren't fond of each other. Congressional Quarterly blogger Taegan Goodard wondered out loud if Jackson was a professional eulogist.
Apparently the congresswoman has a history of making cameo appearances at funerals and even has staffers cull the obituaries to find funerals at which she then requested to speak, Teagan wrote yesterday.
So it wasnt exactly a surprise when she took the stage on Tuesday for Michael Jackson's public memorial at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Still, her presence left some publicly questioning her motives on the Web and on the phone.
The most dangerous place on Earth: between Sheila Jackson Lee and a camera/microphone," wrote blogger Ed Truitt.
Sheila Jackson Lee has never met a camera she didnt like..., posted @arthurjuarez
If there is a mike or television camera Sheila will find it, said one former journalist who...
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(ducking and running......)
I think she needs to cross the border into North Korea, just to see what is really happening there.
To teach her a lesson... we need someone with photoshop exp ... full body or podium shot of her NEXT to the MOON FLAG in front of the MARS ROVER.
She’s the one, while at Johnson Space center.. asked “Can you move that to see the flag the Astronauts left?”
need to fuel the fire against STUPID LIBERAL TRICKS (and yes F U Letterman)
Between Cro-Magnon and Piltdown Man.
Would be nice is she could join her friend, Cynthia McKinney in Israel. Israeli jail that is.
Probably attempting to have a hurricane named after MJ.
someone will put her next the polar bear or the guy walking in water after Katrina
She also made the brilliant observation that we didn’t need a weather satellite, because we have the Weather Station on TV..
The first Mars landing when we revisit the Moon?
Do devastating hurricanes need help from affirmative action?
A member of Congress apparently thinks so, and is demanding the storms be given names that sound “black.”
The congressional newspaper the Hill reported this week that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, feels that the current names are too “lily white,” and is seeking to have better representation for names reflecting African-Americans and other ethnic groups.
“All racial groups should be represented,” Lee said, according to the Hill. She hoped federal weather officials “would try to be inclusive of African-American names.”
A sampling of popular names that could be used include Keisha, Jamal and Deshawn, according to the paper.
I love it when FReepers have been paying attention!!!!!
And the first time a “black” hurricane unleashed the most devastating weather conditions of all time and caused the most death and destruction, this same dumb broad would be in front of the cameras decrying the racism.
Beyonce is pretty humch human garbage too. Way overrated in every way.
To clarify... on a Mars candy bar (bet she can't plant the flag before she eats the candy bar).
At every State of the Union address since she has been in Congress, regardless of who was President, she made sure she was right on the rail at the entrance, in a red dress, when the President entered.
The strange thing is I think she has a Yale Law Degree, making that certificate equivalent to the Nobel Prize.
Shes the one, while at Johnson Space center.. asked Can you move that to see the flag the Astronauts left?
Thanks, I remember the incident, media buried it. I couldn't remember if that was her or not. There are ways to break her of this, either open caskets or maybe a hearse ride.
Been there, done that.