The attitude in DC is that the laws and the things the commoners are required to do just don’t apply to the elites. They don’t pay their taxes, they exempt themselves from laws, they drive under the influence, they run their own servers and one of them uses his pen and phone to circumvent Congress and violate the Constitution.
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non voting member from DC, is one such person who thinks she does not have to follow the same standards as the rest of us. Se was recently recorded as she attempted to park her car. The lines marking the spaces were on one angle and she tried to park on another angle. As seen in the video every other car is angled in the opposite direction in which Norton tries to park.
She wanted that spot and she wanted to park facing the direction she did and nothing, including the correct way, was going to stop her. She is recorded for a number of minutes and she rubs against a properly parked car at least once. There is no indication she left a note letting the other driver know his car had been struck. Once again, the rules don’t apply to her. Perhaps she could not fathom that she was wrong because she is an elitist member of Congress so it must have been the others who were in the wrong.
Of course there are many reasons this could have happened that might have nothing to do with entitlement though I am sure that mentality played into it. It is quite possible that at the age of 77 she could not comprehend that the other cars were parked on a completely opposite angle. Perhaps she thought she left a note like she claims (even though the recording does not show her doing it) but she was frazzled by the 30 minute parking ordeal and failed to do so.
Perhaps she is just incompetent.
Maybe, given her past of seeing racism in everything, she was dead set against parking in the direction of the lines because they were white.
Hell, for all we know she was distracted because she was practicing her hands up don’t shoot move so she could impress her friends.
Holmes has made some really stupid statements in the past so her intelligence has always been in doubt and her inability to park in the correct direction (forget the lines the cars were all facing a different way) does nothing to dispel the notion that she is not very bright.
I am glad that a few folks were there to record this otherwise she probably would have denied the entire thing. She did claim to leave a note even though we do not se her do it (she and someone else just walked away) so it would not be beyond reason that she would deny ever parking that way or ever striking another car.
After all, she is the one who said:
“You don’t have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend. That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government.”
You don’t have the right to know…
But we do know. We know you either can’t drive or don’t think you should have to do what everyone else does.
Probably a little of both.
Never surrender, never submit.