President Obama dictates the virtues of civility to the American people, however people in his own party and his administration are apparently immune from those dictates.
House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank (D – Mass.) was apparently incensed at Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s attempt to stop Democrats from criticizing the huge plan to bailout the financial sector (2008) — in fact, it was Republicans who balked, Washington Independent Aaron Weiner observes.
“Barney Frank muscled his way past Harry Reid and started yelling. ‘Fuck you, Hank! Fuck you! Blow up this deal? We didn’t blow up this deal! Your guys blew up the deal! You better tell [GOP Rep. Spencer] Bacchus and the rest of them to get their shit together! … Fuck you, Hank!’”
But wait, there’s more…
The leaked portions of Newsweek scribe Jonathan Alter’s “The Promise,” which details President Obama’s first year in office and is due out in May 18, continue to surface.
Earlier leaks of the book have included some embarrassing portrayals of White House adviser Rahm Emanuel. New York magazine had some choice bits about Rahm’s anger at Bo, the Obama’s family dog, “I’m going to kill that fucking dog,” and his yelling to a male staffer: “Take your fucking tampon out and tell me what you have to say.”
Mr. Obama, I think you have some work to do closer to home before you tell the American people how they should behave.