Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:04 AM
RILib (862 posts)
McConnell's wife on U.S. workers need to take baths
McConnell condemns group that brought up this article about his Taiwan-born wife, Elaine Chao:
"In that piece, Chao, who helmed the Labor Department under President George W. Bush from 2001-2009, seemed to channel overseas employers' complaints about U.S. workers. "American employees must be punctual, dress appropriately and have good personal hygiene," she said. "They need anger-management and conflict-resolution skills, and they have to be able to accept direction. Too many young people bristle when a supervisor asks them to do something.""
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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:18 AM
KoKo (82,606 posts)
7. Mr. and Mrs. Washington Insider: Mitch McConnell and His Wife
Mr. and Mrs. Washington Insider: Mitch McConnell and His Wife
By: Dennis S
The guy is a United States Senator. Heís been fouling up the chamberís air for 27 years. Heís married to Elaine Chao, a reasonably bright and attractive Taiwanese immigrant (most likely Han Chinese) with a heavyweight CV that includes an 8-year stint as U.S. Secretary of Labor where she spent considerable time leaning on unions. She was also the Director of the Peace Corps and CEO of United Way. She earlier had been a VP of two huge banks. Before her labor gig, she was with the Heritage Foundation; she returned to Heritage in January 2009.
One might ask what a gal like her sees in Mr. Crepey. It seems the attraction is in their mutual sleaze compatibility.
Heritage opened an office in Hong Kong in 1996 and hired Chao to supposedly serve as Heritageís academic liaison, passing on valuable cultural and scholarly matter for a better understanding of China and the region. In truth, Chaoís apparent lone responsibility was to grease the skids for U.S. manufacturers to cut deals to bring American jobs to non-union cheap labor plants in China. WorldNetDaily reported that she was also a director of an Alabama-based Insurance Company that partnered with the Chinese government. Iím sure she received a handsome stipend for her connections with a U.S. Senator Ė her husband. And this union-hating, American job exporter becomes U.S. Labor Secretary?
Any thoughtful Republican would consider most of the above to be a conflict of interest, not to mention her board membership of the National Association of Security Dealers. As Church Lady would say Ė ďIsnít that special.Ē For Republicans, itís just another day at the office. Just like Clarence and his Tea Party wife, Virginia (Ginni).
The Senator married this accomplished lady after getting rid of the woman who helped him through law school. Donít they all?
If you havenít guessed by now, the object of my disaffection is Kentuckyís Mitch McConnell. Heís my human equivalent of fingernails on a blackboard. While the media concentrates on the madman menagerie that is the U.S. House of Representatives, almost no attention is focused on the equally whacked out Republicans in the senate; every bit as Tea Party-possessed and Obama-hating as their house-bound colleagues.
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