Chris Shays: Bully
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Chris Shays is a bully. But he doesn't bully guys like John Conyers and Henry Waxman. Nope. When he deals with those guys he usually has his lips pneumatically sealed to their fourth point of contact.
Apparently when Shays bullies people he targets working stiffs who are just doing their job.
On Thursday afternoon, Rep. Christopher Shays (R-Conn.) got into a loud, angry dispute with a U.S. Capitol Police officer at the security checkpoint inside the entrance of the West Side of the Capitol. On Friday, Shays, a veteran lawmaker, offered a public apology for the incident and said that he wants to meet with the officer personally to reiterate how sorry he is.
Shays reportedly grabbed the officer during the dispute over whether the officer should allow a group of tourists to enter the building, said several sources. Tourists are not allowed to use the West Front entrance, but Shays was trying to bring the group through that entrance anyway. The officer refused to allow them in, and Shays then "yelled and screamed" at the officer, including using profanity, the sources said.
While I don't claim that Shays's actions rise to the level of those of Cynthia McKinney (D-Looney Tunes) they do betray a tawdriness and a sense of entitlement that stand in glowing contradiction to his public persona and they are simply unacceptable in an eledted official.