Compounding Janet Napolitano’s idiocy, Robert Gibbs today tried to pass the blame off on “guess who” once again? That’s right, George Bush. Gibbs, apparently never missing an opportunity to look like a defensive, childish wreck, said, “We have to review security procedures that are, as you know, several years old.“ Totally Bush’s fault! As if security procedures under George Bush allowed for someone on a watch list, with a bomb in his undies, to get on a flight.
You know what might help? If high profile Democrats didn’t feel as if they were entitled to disdain the rules themselves, making it harder for TSA and flight attendants to, you know, do their jobs. Senator Chuck Schumer not only feels an overbearing sense of entitlement, but he goes so far as to berate others for doing their job. Of course, he doesn’t really know what an actual job is.
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.
Aren’t they supposed to be concerned with upholding the rules, put in place to protect us from risk, and not flouting them?
Useful idiots, indeed.
UPDATE: Bill writes -
Great graphic! But one slight correction. The other senator (who may as well just be a clone of Schumer based on her voting record in the Senate….so different from her record as a congresswoman) is Kirsten Gillibrand, not Kathy.
Oyyyy… I guess that part of the joke didn’t “land,” eh? The original graphic for American Thinker was specifically about NOW – how they weren’t stepping up to say anything about Schumer’s “bitch” comment. The rug had a big NOW on it. In that graphic Schumer calling her Kathy was part of the joke. I guess after switching it to the shameful disregard for TSA regulations, the Kathy quip makes little sense. I should have switched it. That, and the bolded NOW. Thank you, Bill. – bfh