The Boston Globe’s Names Blog, an online gossip column, reports that Rep. Barney Frank found himself in an impromptu town-hall meeting on a flight from Los Angeles to Boston. A pair of ophthalmologist sisters wanted to air their grievances about ObamaCare, but Frank was having none of it:
“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) [Frank’s domestic partner] 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.) [Passenger Brooke] 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.
“The women had been drinking, and they were crying and shouting,” Sexton said. “They were clearly the antagonizers, and Mr. Frank was kind of minding his own business.” (She said Ready also upset another passenger, calling him “Santa Claus.“) Finally, the parties calmed down and remained quiet for the rest of the flight. (Sexton was offered some complementary [sic] wine for her trouble.)
Barney Frank: Oh yeah, those annoying constituents are such buzzkills. Especially those damn doctors who have to implement ObamaCare. Just a bunch of drunk Tea Partiers, I tell you. Now away with you while my partner Jimmy annoys other people on the plane — like having me here isn’t bad enough!
Keep it classy, Jimmy. It is not a good idea to insult your Sugar Daddy’s constituents.
Guess what Barney: This is part of your job. Take Harry Truman’s advice.