Sheila Kihne is Eden Prairie's biggest blogger--a fire breathing, all-knowing Bircher lacking the most minimal rhetorical gift. She's not interested in discussing issues with those unenmeshed in her certitudes, and she's utterly obsessed with race--and her own racial innocence.
Kihne sees an America in which racism has largely faded into insignificance among the Caucasian majority. President Obama is possibly the single most racist individual ever to occupy the Oval Office, and racism massively infests America's black population--eliciting a dainty, poignant pity in the altruistic scribbler. Only a small minority of Minnesotans can claim Kihne's mastery of America's complex racial dynamic. And (since only one person accepts her sociocultural narcissism) she's unbelievably bitter--bearing an unfathomable racial grudge.
In Kihne's experience, 'honesty gets you nowhere. Politeness gets you nowhere. When it comes to conversations about race it seems no matter what you say that whites are always going to be asked to apologize for something.'
Clearly, Kihne's views on many topics are idiotic--but her views on race border on some psychiatric disorder. (And she writes about race frequently--heroically calling for the day when African Americans learn to care as little about race as she does.)
Both Kihne and I have posted recently on Gatesgate--and both of us recounted unpleasant experiences we've each had, in dealing with untoward police. Her anecdote was in support of her view that real Americans accept police misconduct as a minor cost of living in the greatest nation on god's green earth; mine was intended to show that unprofessional police conduct is intolerable. Kihne's piece was formally in praise of a Wall Street Journal op-ed which Sheila apparently didn't find time to read: The piece's two central points were:
"Crowley had no business remaining on the scene once he had ascertained that Gates belonged in the house;" and
"On the merits, we’d say Obama got it right."
So even the WSJ faults the officer for his unprofessional conduct--and considers President Obama’s statement praiseworthy. Fine; but Kihne makes clear she rejects these points--and has zero interest in ascertaining the facts.