Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ain't It A Bitch?
Chuckie strikes

Wow. Whoda thunk that a so-called "tireless advocate for women's rights" would treat real women this way. Kinda hypocritical, ain't it?

Here's the entire article from the NY Daily News; (Emphasis mine)

Just plane rude: Sen. Charles Schumer refers to female flight attendant as the b-word
BY Michael Mcauliff
DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU

Sen. Charles Schumer was busted for referring to a female flight attendant as the b-word.

New York's famously garrulous senior senator, Chuck Schumer, got busted Wednesday for calling a female flight attendant the B-word aboard a US Airways flight from New York to Washington on Sunday.

Schumer was sitting next to protege Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, gabbing away on his phone, when a flight attendant told him to shut it down. Schumer turned off his phone, and then argued with the attendant that he was allowed to talk while the cabin door is open. He lost. He then muttered his complaint about the flight attendant to Gillibrand.

A Republican aide on the plane, who overheard the powerful Democrat, tattled to Politico.com. "The senator made an off-the-cuff comment under his breath that he shouldn't have made, and he regrets it," Schumer spokesman Brian Fallon told Anne Schroeder Mullins.

The GOP moved quickly to slam Schumer.

"It's often said that the most dangerous place to be in Washington or New York is between Chuck Schumer and a TV camera. But it's increasingly clear that a close second is when someone has the gall to ask the senator to follow the same rules that every other airline passenger must follow," said National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman Brian Walsh.

Schumer has lobbied Congress to pass an airline "passenger bill of rights" in years past.

He told The News last year that "the least we can do is make sure passengers are treated respectfully, correctly and to some degree of decency and dignity."

3 Comments:

Blogger Helen said...

Funny how the camera and microphone weren't around to record "Chuckie's" apology. What a big man NY's senior senator is to have a "spokesperson" apologize for him.
Another reason to fly the law and order airline, U.S.Airways. They seem to take their responsibility seriously.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Bill Hoog said...

This is a classic example of Freudian projection. Foul Language Alert! The bastard Schumer (Who I'm ashamed to say represented my parents' district in New York)thinks because he sponsors crap legislation to "prevent people from treating women like crap" entitles him to treat women like crap!

6:57 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

It takes one to know one!

I would have used the word "egregious" instead of "garrulous."

7:47 PM  

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