Most anyone who follows politics is familiar with TX Representative Sheila Jackson Lee. She is well-known in Washington for making controversial statements, her most recent being strong insinuations of racism towards Obama by the Republican party, shown (in her opinion) by their refusal to work with Obama on raising the debt ceiling.
Last week, I posted the video of Ms. Jackson Lee’s comments, and also added a link to an article about her reputation as a demeaning and extremely difficult and demanding boss. However, after re-reading the article, I felt it needed a little more attention. This is a perfect example of a person whose perception of her own power has gone to her head, making her a nearly impossible person with which to work. Here are a few excerpts from the article (h/t The Daily Caller)….
A Jackson Lee aide recounts the time her parents came to
Washington to visit: “They were really excited to come to the
congressional office. They’re small town people, so for them it was a
huge deal. They were actually sitting in the main lobby waiting
area….[Jackson Lee] came out screaming at me over a scheduling change.
Called me a ‘stupid idiot. Don’t be a moron, you foolish girl’ and
actually did this in front of my parents, of all things.”
Humiliating a staff member in front of their family members? Classy.
Yet another staffer remembers requesting a meeting early on in her
tenure to ask how best to serve the congresswoman. Jackson Lee’s
response: “What? What did you say to me? Who are you, the Congresswoman?
You haven’t been elected. You don’t set up meetings with me! I tell
you! You know what? You are the most unprofessional person I have ever
met in my life.”
According to the same staffer, Jackson Lee “would always say, ‘What am I
a prostitute? Am I your prostitute? You can’t prostitute me.’”
Is this really the way a Congresswoman should be speaking to her staff members?