In the wake of her capitol run-in with the law, Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) has taken a new tack, reports ABC News:

"With a grand jury investigating and little support from House colleagues," Rep. McKinney "reversed course and apologized... for an altercation in which she entered a Capitol building unrecognized, refused to stop when asked by a police officer and then hit him."

McKinney's 4th Congressional district seems mostly unfazed by the event: a Survey USA poll shows that 58% of respondents in her district believe that she should not be charged with a crime, although 33% think a bit less of the congresswoman as a result of the incident.

Interestingly, those numbers are almost exactly the inverse of Bush's current popularity ratings, which GOP pollster Tony Fabrizio calls "scary."

(Hat tip to Political Wire)