Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dirty Jobs

What are former Rep. Massa's "staffers" complaining about, anyway? What did they expect? The old folks used to say, "When you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas."
Not long after Eric Massa joined Congress in January 2009, several male staff members began to feel uncomfortable with the sexually loaded language their boss routinely used, according to accounts relayed to the House ethics committee.

As the months passed, rumors began to circulate in the office that the married New York Democrat had sexually propositioned young male staffers and interns -- allegations, according to two sources with knowledge of the inquiry, that included Massa groping at least two aides.
So, it seems unreasonable to expect a good outcome from going to work for a Congresscreature. As a class, they are accessories to mass murder; they are strong-arm robbers; and they are sneak-thieves. So, are we supposed to be surprised when one in particular also turns out to be kind of off-brand, sexually, and lacking in continence?

C'mon, staffers. Call up Mike Rowe, if you like, and see if he wants to bring his crew out to document your "dirty job." But let's be realistic. If you accept pay as a minion for organized-crime types, don't expect decent treatment. Let's be grownups about this, shall we?

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