February 22, 2019

NO ONE HAS EVER BEEN BOTH A GOOD PRESIDENT AND A JERK:

How Amy Klobuchar Treats Her Staff (Matt Flegenheimer and Sydney Ember, Feb. 22, 2019, NY Times)

Senator Amy Klobuchar was hungry, forkless and losing patience.

An aide, joining her on a trip to South Carolina in 2008, had procured a salad for his boss while hauling their bags through an airport terminal. But once onboard, he delivered the grim news: He had fumbled the plastic eating utensils before reaching the gate, and the crew did not have any forks on such a short flight.

What happened next was typical: Ms. Klobuchar berated her aide instantly for the slip-up. What happened after that was not: She pulled a comb from her bag and began eating the salad with it, according to four people familiar with the episode.

Then she handed the comb to her staff member with a directive: Clean it.



Posted by at February 22, 2019 5:04 PM

  

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