December 16, 2009
A REAL MAN OF THE PEOPLE:
Schumer "Regrets" Slur of Flight Attendant (Brian Montopoli, 12/16/09, CBS News)
According to the Republican aide who was apparently sitting nearby and told the story to Politico, both Schumer and his seatmate – fellow New York Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand – kept talking on their phones regardless.
Then the flight attendant came by again and told Schumer that everyone on the flight was waiting for him to turn off his phone. He asked to finish his conversation but was told he could not; he then hung up and, according to the GOP aide, argued about the rule banning him from speaking on the phone.
When the flight attendant walked away, the aide told Politico, Schumer turned to Gillibrand and referred to the woman as a "bitch."
Just another argument for taking the train. Posted by Orrin Judd at December 16, 2009 5:54 PM