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Sheila Jackson Lee cares about the people

As long as there are some to step on:

SheilaJacksonLeeCapitol Hill is famous for its demanding, insensitive bosses. Yet even by the harsh standards of Congress, Sheila Jackson Lee stands out. She may be the worst boss in Washington. "It's like being an Iraq War veteran," says someone who worked for her. Strangers may say, "'oh I know what you've been through.' No, you really don't. Because until you've experienced it.... People don't tell the worst of the stories, because they're really unbelievable."

For some, a job in Jackson Lee's office proved not just emotionally but physically perilous. One staffer recalls a frank conversation with his doctor, who told him he needed to quit. "It's your life or your job," the doctor told him, warning that the stress and long hours were wreaking havoc on his body.

Only a few on staff fought back. One of Jackson Lee's drivers became so frustrated with her abuse the person pulled the car over and demand she stop: "She's screaming and swearing. 'M.F.' everything. Finally I slammed on the brakes and told her to get the hell out of my car. I'm like 'I can't drive with you like this. Either get out, or you can calm down.' And she's like 'you need to go or get fired.' I'm like, 'that's fine. But I'm either leaving without you or you can calm down,'" the staffer said.

Jackson Lee then threatened to call the police and claim she was being held hostage in the car. But she finally did calm down when the staffer called her bluff, offering to flag down a Capitol Police officer to explain the situation.

There's more at the link.  It's telling.  Most telling.


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Comments (20)

I used to work for the Demo... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

I used to work for the Democratic Caucus PA Senate, and this kind of behavior was not uncommon. The experience was one of the factors that led me to move from the left to the right.

ClassYou can't buy i... (Below threshold)
Grace:

Class
You can't buy it, you can't earn it, you can't manufacture it.
Some people have it.
Some people don't.

Just another of the 'govern... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Just another of the 'governing elite' who is full of herself.

I've heard that hungry fema... (Below threshold)
914:

I've heard that hungry female hippo's can get very nasty.

Sheila proves it.

I saw this series on Jackso... (Below threshold)
Hank:

I saw this series on Jackson yesterday.
Could not believe how insane she really is.
She's A class nuts.

And incredibly, one of the dems brightest lights.

I've never hit a woman in m... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

I've never hit a woman in my lifetime. My father and grandfather taught me it was wrong.

If she spoke to me like this I'd make an exception for Ms. Lee.

The Democrat version of a "... (Below threshold)
Roy:

The Democrat version of a "wide stance".

Entitlement.... (Below threshold)
jim2:

Entitlement.

Nothing wrong with her t... (Below threshold)
gaius piconius:

Nothing wrong with her that the obligatory attendance of her husband in the, 'Fair and Balanced Come..uppance Course' at the Bill Sykes' School of Relationship Management.

Sounds like hate speech to ... (Below threshold)
LiberalNitemare:

Sounds like hate speech to me.

She should be forced to attend sensitivity training.

nasty ignorant racist fool ... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

nasty ignorant racist fool ... she needs to told to f*** off in public on camera ...

She's always been one of th... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

She's always been one of the nastiest people in public life, at least from her election to Congress. She treats her donors and moonbat fans well, her colleagues mostly shabbily, her staff and and any service people like valets, waiters, retail clerks, who have the misfortune to wait upon her.

One of her favorite lines is, "Do you know who I am?"

Someone needs to give her the Officer Barbrady answer to that: "No, but you ain't Fiona Apple, and if you ain't Fiona Apple, I don't give a rat's ass who you are."

In the private sector, most... (Below threshold)
James H :

In the private sector, most companies would fire this woman unless she's really, really, really good at her job; treating subordinates like this is not good business.

"Do you know who I am?"... (Below threshold)
Roy:

"Do you know who I am?"

Yeah, bitch - you are who we knew you were.

"Hoo dat up dayuh... (Below threshold)
gaius piconius:


"Hoo dat up dayuh"?

"Hoo dat down der"?

"Hoo dat up dayuh, sayn 'Hoo dat down der'?

Just one more pathetic, sel... (Below threshold)
Bill M:

Just one more pathetic, self-important Dem.

What really concerns me is that I've read a number of comments about this article on several sites which all allude to the same thing: that this is not uncommon behavior.

Could this be true? What kind of people are we electing? Surely there are more civilized, better mannered folks out there! If I knew someone I'd voted for acted like this to his/her staff, I'd never cast another vote for them, no matter what their party.

My Grandma told me you just... (Below threshold)

My Grandma told me you just cannot make strawberry jam from pigsh*t!

My mother told me a long ti... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

My mother told me a long time ago that if I'm told someone is a nice person, not to believe it until I see them interact with the waitress. Any one who is not nice to the waitress is not a nice person. That advice has served me well all these years and I've been able to avoid the wrath of many ill-tempered people who pretend to be nice until they simply don't feel like it anymore.

The driver should have take... (Below threshold)
John S:

The driver should have taken her to Columbia Heights and given a bottle of Ripple to the first wino (er, sainted homeless person) willing to harm the bitch.

Sheila proves that common s... (Below threshold)

Sheila proves that common sense is not only uncommon, but that getting elected doesn't require much beyond some supporters with money. She has been arrogant and rude for years and it is certainly time her constituents voted her out. Because laughter is the best medicine, I find myself laughing at her here. http://youtu.be/aC3sYWTsZw0




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