Post by CassandraW on Feb 11, 2019 20:00:52 GMT -5
I like Amy and I think she'd stand a real shot of pulling in independents and moderate Republicans who don't like Trump. (And since my main concern in 2020 is unloading Trump, that's important.) They're going to have to show me more than a few office whiners to convince me otherwise.
Amazing how all women in positions of power seem to get that sort of "she's a bitch!" thing, if they aren't accused of being shrill and hysterical. Sure, some powerful men get this treatment, but it's most powerful women, as far as I can see.
Oh, and if she's not one of those things, she's a ditz or stupid.
Last Edit: Feb 11, 2019 20:24:42 GMT -5 by CassandraW
I'm not going to put much stock in nameless complaints from a campaign which is like a pressure cooker. I don't know a whole lot about Amy, but I'd like there to be someone I can get behind for something other than, 'better than trump.'
My dog is better than Trump, and he got upset today when an ice cube he was playing with was gone. It melted. (I'm talking about the dog, not Trump. Although it wouldn't surprise me.)
Vince's Dog 2020. I could get behind that. I like dogs. I like ice. Sounds perfect.
But the question is: "Can that dog hunt?"
____________________________________________________ Economics puts parameters on people’s utopias. ~Peter Boettke "It's the voter's fault" is victim-blaming in its purest sense. ~Don The 'social contract' is to the politician what 'original sin' is to the priest. ~Don The vision of the helpful and protective state is the most pervasive and counter-productive ideology in the world today. ~Don ____________________________________________________
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.
I've seen some ginned-up outrage over this, but I find it quite amusing.
In July, the female staffer alleged one of Gillibrand’s closest aides — who was a decade her senior and married — repeatedly made unwelcome advances after the senator had told him he would be promoted to a supervisory role over her. She also said the male aide regularly made crude, misogynistic remarks in the office about his female colleagues and potential female hires.
Less than three weeks after reporting the alleged harassment and subsequently claiming that the man retaliated against her for doing so, the woman told chief of staff Jess Fassler that she was resigning because of the office’s handling of the matter. She did not have another job lined up.
“These are challenges that affect all of our nation’s workplaces, including mine, and the question is whether or not they are taken seriously. As I have long said, when allegations are made in the workplace, we must believe women so that serious investigations can actually take place, we can learn the facts, and there can be appropriate accountability,” she said. “That’s exactly what happened at every step of this case last year."
Since she left last summer, the woman has been doing part-time contract work. The male aide, Abbas Malik, kept his job.
Two weeks ago, however, POLITICO presented the office with its own findings of additional allegations of inappropriate workplace conduct by Malik. Among the claims were that he made a “joke” about rape to a female colleague — a person whom the office had failed to contact last summer despite repeated urgings by Malik’s accuser to reach out to the person.
Gillibrand’s office opened a new investigation and dismissed Malik last week.
So, the initial "serious investigation" failed to actually talk to supposed witnesses, ultimately leading to the woman feeling forced to quit, while the guy kept his job. But now--with the added attention--apparently a more serious investigation quickly led to the guy's dismissal...
Gillibrand is a hypocrite with this. She says you must ‘believe the woman’ for an investigation, which is nonsense. You shouldn’t belinor disbelieve for an investigation to take place. You investigate and then decide based on facts to believe or not. This is how most travesties occur. A fake investigation that doesn’t bother to look for evidence because the determination is already made.