Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Barney Frank gets an earful at 30,000 feet

The Boston Globe: Barney Frank has enemies, even 30,000 feet in the air.
Flying back to Boston from LA yesterday, the congressman was assailed by a pair of ophthalmologists upset about the health care reform bill. An argument ensued that prompted some passengers to wonder if the plane might be forced to land. [...] 
The problem started soon after the ophthalmologists - two sisters on their way to a conference in Boston - boarded the Virgin flight. When they discovered that Frank was sitting nearby, the women loudly dissed the landmark health care bill as an "Obamanation." (Frank was returning from LA, where he'd received an award from the Greenlining Institute, an economic development group for minorities, and appeared onJay Leno's show.)
"They wanted to talk to me, but I apologized and said I like to read and watch on planes," Frank told us today. "They began to talk louder and that's when Jimmy (Ready) said, 'If you're trying to be bitchy, you're doing a good job."
Needless to say, the women didn't appreciate the remark, and things got heated. (Attempts to locate or ID the women were unsuccessful.) Sexton, who's an HR director for the UK-based retailer All Saints Spitalfields, said flight attendants weren't working hard enough to defuse the situation, so she got involved.[...]
Something tells me Barney Frank won’t be the only Democrat who will be hearing dissatisfaction from the public over ObamaCare.  It is quite fitting that the two women are doctors. So much for the clap trap that doctors were actually for ObamaCare.

I am also not the least bit surprised that Barney Frank’s current boy toy is in need of lessons from Emily Post. How does that saying go? Birds of the same feather …

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