Chuck Schumer calls flight attendant 'Bitch'

Politico is reporting that Sen. Chuck Schumer, (D-NY), called a US Airways flight attendant a “Bitch” Sunday after a dispute regarding cell phone use prior to take-off.

According to a GOP aide on the same flight from New York to Washington, the flight attendant approached Schumer after he and fellow Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) continued talking on their cell phones after an announcement requested passengers to turn off the devices.

When Schumer’s request to continue his phone conversation was denied by the flight attendant, he turned off his phone and began to argue with her about the rules.  Schumer persisted even after, according to the Politico report, the flight attendant had mentioned that “the entire plane was waiting on him to shut down his phone.”

The flight attendant reminded Schumer that she was only following the rules and then left.  According to the GOP aide Schumer then leaned over to Sen. Gillibrand and called the flight attendant a “Bitch.”

Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Sen. Schumer, said later that “[t]he senator made an off-the-cuff comment under his breath that he shouldn’t have made, and he regrets it.”

America’s honorary Founding Philosopher, John Locke, warned the people that “there is no need that the legislative [branch] should be always in being, not having always business to do so.”  Locke worried that certain legislators would develop a “distinct interest from the rest of the community, and so will be apt to increase their own riches and power by taking what they think fit from the people.”

In other words, those who make the laws can develop a curious distaste for obedience.  Arguing with a flight attendant who is merely enforcing airline policy also shows a lack of class and maturity on the part of Mr. Schumer.

I fully expect the National Organization of Women to chastise Mr. Schumer for his blatantly sexist comment concerning a hard working woman trying to do her professional best in this struggling economy.

Politico is reporting that Sen. Chuck Schumer, (D-NY), called a US Airways flight attendant a “Bitch” Sunday after a dispute regarding cell phone use prior to take-off.

According to a GOP aide on the same flight from New York to Washington, the flight attendant approached Schumer after he and fellow Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) continued talking on their cell phones after an announcement requested passengers to turn off the devices.

When Schumer’s request to continue his phone conversation was denied by the flight attendant, he turned off his phone and began to argue with her about the rules.  Schumer persisted even after, according to the Politico report, the flight attendant had mentioned that “the entire plane was waiting on him to shut down his phone.”

The flight attendant reminded Schumer that she was only following the rules and then left.  According to the GOP aide Schumer then leaned over to Sen. Gillibrand and called the flight attendant a “Bitch.”

Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Sen. Schumer, said later that “[t]he senator made an off-the-cuff comment under his breath that he shouldn’t have made, and he regrets it.”

America’s honorary Founding Philosopher, John Locke, warned the people that “there is no need that the legislative [branch] should be always in being, not having always business to do so.”  Locke worried that certain legislators would develop a “distinct interest from the rest of the community, and so will be apt to increase their own riches and power by taking what they think fit from the people.”

In other words, those who make the laws can develop a curious distaste for obedience.  Arguing with a flight attendant who is merely enforcing airline policy also shows a lack of class and maturity on the part of Mr. Schumer.

I fully expect the National Organization of Women to chastise Mr. Schumer for his blatantly sexist comment concerning a hard working woman trying to do her professional best in this struggling economy.

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