Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to the new hero of the American Left. This woman, Catherine Mayo, was involved in a little fracas in the air the other day:
A self-described peace activist responsible for the diversion of a London-to-Washington flight Wednesday acted bizarrely for hours, made references to al Qaeda and hijack training flights, and was restrained by two passengers after she urinated in the aisle.
Catherine C. Mayo, 59, a Vermont woman who also lives part time in Pakistan, was charged yesterday in federal court with interfering with a flight crew.
United Flight 923 was forced to make an emergency landing at Boston’s Logan International Airport under escort by two military jets.
“She’s got some very serious mental health problems,” said Page Kelley, Mrs. Mayo’s attorney, who described her client as “just barely lucid.”
Just barely lucid, check, that’s a qualification for the left. Peace activist, check. Acted bizarrely for hours, check. That’s definitely a qualification. Here’s more. As a correpondent for the Daily Times of Pakistan, (!) she wrote that
[t]he folksongs of the 1960s will never be written again because of President George Bush. He has hampered the liberties of my country in the name of September 11. Songs now can only talk of patriotism they cannot mention peace.
She also wrote that President Bush was “a president not elected by the people.”
OK, here goes: Folk songs, check. Mentioning the 60s, check. Bashing Bush, check, check.
Mrs. Mayo “took down her slacks and started taking down her underwear, and that’s when they got her. They were just passengers on the plane who immediately helped,” Mrs. Bartko said.
Nudist. Hmmm. I don’t know. But I’ll say, check. It may be a qualification. So, Ladies and gentlemen, Let’s welcome Ms. Mayo to the fold; a more perfect representative I can’t imagine. Well, then again, there’s Cindy Sheehan, and MIchael Moore, and Al Franken, and Cynthia McKinney, and…
(Read the whole article here.)