February 07, 2019

Amy Klobuchar sees difficulty getting team for 2020 run

Dana Mathewson

Your North-Central States editor herein reports on a matter that may possibly be of only local interest; however, I know that some of our readership does pay attention to Heartland (a.k.a. Flyover Country) politics, so I'm presenting this.

Minnesota's senior senator, a former self-serving prosecutor who has parlayed a phony reputation for likeability -- and hidden the fact that as a senator, like the character in Gilbert and Sullivan's "H.M.S. Pinafore," she "always voted at her party's call, and she never thought of thinking for herself at all," is now, like a huge number of other mediocrities, supposedly thinking of announcing that she's going to run for the presidency. At least, she's announced that she's making an announcement this Sunday. However,

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is facing staff problems in her likely 2020 presidential run as top campaign aides withdraw their names from consideration amid her alleged mistreatment of the staff.

The Democrat, who has long teased her possible entry into the already-crowded Democratic primary field, is set to make a speech on Sunday in Minneapolis, with many speculating she will announce her candidacy.

But a new report claims that at least three top campaign aides withdrew from consideration to lead the campaign over alleged abuse and mistreatment of her staff.

Some former Klobuchar staffers told the Huff Post that the senator demeaned them and often became cruel, lashing out at their work on emails, calling it "the worst” she has ever seen in her career in politics and sharing the emails with her comments to others who weren'trelated to the issue.

She also allegedly made an aide cry after being late and tasked others with personal errands like washing dishes at her home, picking up her dry cleaning or making personal appointments. All would be in violation of Senate ethics rules. [emphasis mine]

Ethics, shmethics. She's a Democrat. To paraphrase Leona Helmsley, ethics are for the little people.

According to the outlet, between 2001 and 2016, Klobuchar ranked at the top in the Senate for staff turnover.

The senator’s office dismissed the report, pointing to aides who gave positive reviews of her workplace.

There's a lot here: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/amy-klobuchar-allegedly-mistreated-staggers-sees-difficulty-getting-team-for-2020-run-report

Personally, I don't think she'll get much traction. I just can't see her gaining enough "name recognition" outside Minnesota. There's always the possibility she might eventually turn up as somebody's VP choice.

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