Marvelous political party that you work for, Sen. Gillibrand.

(H/T: Instapundit) Very cognizant of the plight of the working class:

…the notoriously chatty New York Democrat referred to a flight attendant as a “b[*]tch” 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.


“The senator made an off-the-cuff comment under his breath that he shouldn’t have made, and he regrets it,” Schumer spokesman Brian Fallon told Shenanigans.

Just not enough to do so himself. Then again, the flight attendant was merely a woman who wakes up every day wondering Is today the day that they try to use my workspace as a bomb again? – and it’s an open question, of course, which half of that description is more instinctively scorned by Senator Chuck Schumer (D, NY).  And if you think I’m being unfair… well.  I suppose that if you’re likewise in the habit of muttering gender-based epithets to your female coworkers, you might have a different opinion than mine…

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.


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  • Seth says:

    This post of Moe’s amazed me. Wait, not because I thought it unbelievable. On the contrary. Because I marveled at the coincidence and memory it dredged up. I used to fly the USAir shuttle between college (Georgetown) and home (New York). This being back in 1999 or 2000. I often tell my (“right”-minded) friends about how I once sat next to Sen. (Up)Chuck Schumer on a flight during which he would NOT get off his damn cell phone. We were pulling up into the air when he finally shut up and hung up. Clearly, the flight attendant told him the rule many times. I might not have recognized him if it weren’t for his drawing attention to himself like an ass. That, and he had bad breath. So, I can support the veracity of this blog post. As dubious luck would have it, I then had the “honor” of sitting directly behind Her Worshipfulness Hillary Clinton in early 2001 on a similar shuttle flight from DC to NYC. I peeked around her seat and saw her reading “The Economist”, but I think it was a prop (for a variety of reasons, of course!)…she didn’t turn the page for about 25 minutes (half the flight).

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