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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 07:55 AM
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Hill staffers fired in Twitter flap
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Source: Politico

They called it a December to Remember: a mission to spend the final month of the legislative session partying under the patronage of Rep. Rick Larsen.

Eight days into it, and a series of ill-advised tweets later, three staffers for the Washington Democrat were fired Thursday after a local website detailed a pattern of wildly unprofessional behaviorincluding drinking on the job and insulting the congressmanPOLITICO has confirmed.

Congressman Larsen and his staff became aware of the issue concerning the three staff members at noon EST. We became aware of the issue through a tweet referencing an article about the incident. Congressman Larsen immediately decided to fire the three staff members involved in the incident. The staff members were dismissed at 1:10 p.m. EST, Larsens office said in a statement.

The Capitol Hill staff culture has always resembled a fraternity party for the just out of college professionals who dominate the offices. In this case, staffers clearly crossed the line, Larsens office says.

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This is crazy stuff. When I used to work on the Hill, it was common for staffers to drink in the office, but only on Friday in the late afternoon (after the Congressman or Senator had left town for the district). It appears that these people were totally out of control and dumb enough to let the world know about it via Twitter.
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  -Hill staffers fired in Twitter flap Freddie Stubbs  Dec-09-11 07:55 AM   #0 
  - I've worked for some crazy bosses, but would I diss them  ChairmanAgnostic   Dec-09-11 07:57 AM   #1 
  - Is it possible the tweets were performance art and were not genuine reflections of behavior/actions?  LonePirate   Dec-09-11 07:59 AM   #2 
  - Not a bad argument, but doubtful.  TBF   Dec-09-11 08:09 AM   #3 
  - Sounds like you were one of the Mad Men  HereSince1628   Dec-09-11 08:14 AM   #4 
  - Special treats? Hardly  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-09-11 08:42 AM   #5 
     - Special treat as in special rules...  HereSince1628   Dec-09-11 08:52 AM   #6 
        - If being an overworked 20-something making less than $30,000 makes you an elite, then  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-09-11 09:16 AM   #8 
        - Poverty is the new black around here  nobodyspecial   Dec-09-11 04:39 PM   #16 
        - My dad was a grad school professor  onenote   Dec-09-11 01:38 PM   #12 
           - Yes, I'm actually surprised at the number of elites out there.  HereSince1628   Dec-09-11 04:09 PM   #15 
  - "When I used to work on the Hill" ...... Ahhh I see. I get it now. nt  Guy Whitey Corngood   Dec-09-11 09:06 AM   #7 
  - Maybe it should be "UNDER the Hill."  Judi Lynn   Dec-09-11 02:01 PM   #14 
  - The frontal lobe of the average person isn't fully developed until around the age of 26...  Javaman   Dec-09-11 11:45 AM   #9 
  - hopefully, they've got a parent that explained some things to them  SemperEadem   Dec-09-11 01:32 PM   #11 
  - it was probably their connected parents that got them the jobs. LOL nt  Javaman   Dec-09-11 09:35 PM   #18 
     - LOL--you're probably right on target there  SemperEadem   Dec-10-11 10:54 AM   #21 
  - agreed; but that's for females. males like me: we don't develop any sense of maturity,  marasinghe   Dec-09-11 10:41 PM   #20 
  - it was plain stupid of them  SemperEadem   Dec-09-11 01:28 PM   #10 
  - Yes they were. But blaming the "Capitol Hill Culture"?  onenote   Dec-09-11 01:40 PM   #13 
  - Would it have been ok if no one had learned of it?  Islandlife   Dec-09-11 09:29 PM   #17 
  - Reminiscent of Wonkette - send them packing. There's no shortage  24601   Dec-09-11 10:21 PM   #19 

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