Bad bosses: Texas Democrat Rep. Shirley Jackson Lee
Lee has always been, as Amy Alkon puts it, a honking moron, but now we know the imperious Houston b***h is also a terror to her employees and the ranking congressional rep in terms of staff turnover.
“I’m a queen and I demand to be treated like one,” the Washington Times quotes one of her former congressional staffers quoting Lee in a characteristic hissyfit. Each year, the paper reports, “an average of [more than] half of Mrs. Jackson Lee’s staff quits, and one year, all but six of 23 staffers quit.”
Insufferable she may be but at least Barry has yet to nominate her for anything serious. The paper reports that his Secdef nominee Republican Chuck Hagel is described by some former Senate staffers as paranoid and abusive “who would rifle through staffers’ desks and berate them for imagined disloyalty.”
I do find it dismaying that third on the paper’s calculated congressional staff turnover list, at an average of 46 percent (well above Hagel’s 33 percent], is Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann. I expected more from her.