"Amy Klobuchar defends her staff treatment, says toughness needed when dealing with Putin"
Klobuchar cast the reports of staff mistreatment as a positive for her ability to operative on the international stage as president, namely when dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"If you are a boss, you have to have high standards, and that is what I have always had. And that doesn't mean it's a popularity contest all the time," she said. "And so I've had high standards for myself, high standards for our staff, and mostly I'm going to have high standards for the country."
She added: "One can always do better, and that means you want to be sure that you are listening to people if they felt that something was unfair, or they felt bad about something. But I still think that you have to demand good product. When you're out there on the world stage and dealing with people like Vladimir Putin, yeah, you want someone who's tough. You want someone that demands the answers and that's going to get things done, and that's what I've done my whole life."
Lots of ways she could've responded to these accusations and...well...that was certainly one of them, I guess.
That's a very poor way. If the rumors are true, that she would sabotage their ability to go elsewhere, then her Putin comparison is nonsense. If you're dealing with Putin, and he wants to retire, you don't stop him.
Also, if you don't have the self-control to act like an adult when you're upset with staff, if you think it's acceptable to yell, throw things, and sabotage then you're not getting my vote. I'm sick of having a bully in the White House, I'm not voting for another one.