Saturday, May 3, 2008

Mrs. Conyers Gets Schooled

Here's a funny story from Detroit, via the folks at Reason:
A few weeks ago, Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, wife of Congressman and House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI), erupted at Council President Kenneth Cockrel Jr. over some inconsequential, uninteresting slight, calling him "Shrek" and incoherently mumbling about his lack of "respect." David Freddoso links to this Detroit News video in which an unrepentant Mrs. Conyers attempts to justify her disgraceful behavior to a room full of pre-teen girls. Watch as Conyers gets worked—and I mean worked—by a delightful, clever, poised eighth grade girl named Kierra Bell:
And here's follow up to the story from The Detroit News. Bell quickly became a mini-sensation—watch as she handles the media attention, sheepish at first, then learning quickly, becoming an unlikely advocate for her school.

Go Keirra!

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