Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Charles Schumer is a first class jerk

Charles Schumer has served in the U.S. Congress representing the State of New York for nearly thirty years.  I guess that's not quite long enough to learn manners and respect:
Sen. Chuck Schumer loves the sound of his own voice, but it carried a bit farther than he might have liked on the US Airways shuttle from New York to Washington on Sunday.

According to a House Republican aide who happened to be seated nearby, the notoriously chatty New York Democrat referred to a flight attendant as a “bitch” after she ordered him to turn off his phone before takeoff.

Schumer and his seatmate, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), were chatting on their phones before takeoff when an announcement indicated that it was time to turn off the phones.

Both senators kept talking.

According to the GOP aide, a flight attendant then approached Schumer and told him the entire plane was waiting on him to shut down his phone.

Schumer asked if he could finish his conversation. When the flight attendant said “no,” Schumer ended his call but continued to argue his case.

He said he was entitled to keep his phone on until the cabin door was closed. The flight attendant said he was obliged to turn it off whenever a flight attendant asked.

“He argued with her about the rule,” the source said. “She said she doesn’t make the rules, she just follows them.”

When the flight attendant walked away, the witness says Schumer turned to Gillibrand and uttered the B-word.
 Is this the same Senator Charles Schumer that announced theNational Parks Service "Votes for Women Trail" honoring the women's Suffragists' Movement?  Is the the same Charles Schumer that the Jewish Democratic Council declared  was "...a tireless advocate for women's rights and authored the landmark Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act and Violence Against Women Act, the first federal legislation protecting women against domestic abuse?"

Yes it is.  And he is also an arrogant senator who believes that FAA regulations that apply to all American air travelers do not apply to him.  As Michelle Malkin aptly put it, Chuck Schumer is a first-class jerk.

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