Sheila Jackson Lee to Aide: 'I Don't Care Anything About Your Disability'

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    Jul 13, 2011 2:43 AM GMT
    At least that's what the aide says. But she's hardly alone in the claims that Sheila Jackson is less than pleasant to work for. You wonder if this woman would get any type of accommodation if she were not a Democrat - but irrespective of party it sounds like she deserves any shame and humiliation she receives.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/07/11/former-aide-sues-rep-jackson-lee/?test=latestnews

    At one point, the lawsuit claims, the congresswoman told her: "I don't care anything about your disability."

    The lawsuit, filed last month in District of Columbia federal court, seeks unspecified damages in the form of "back and front pay," as well as punitive damages. Former aide Mona Floyd claims Jackson Lee's treatment of her amounted to "unlawful discrimination" and contributed to her resignation last fall.

    The suit states that Floyd suffers from "monocular vision," causing eye fatigue and reducing reading speed -- symptoms that worsen without adequate rest during the day.

    Floyd claims that after she came to work for Jackson Lee as legislative director and chief counsel in early 2010, the congresswoman did not follow through on a pledge from her office to "accommodate her disability."

    She specifically claimed the congresswoman piled her with reading assignments, often forcing her to work from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. without breaks to get it all done. Floyd claimed she was rebuffed when she asked for more time to rest her eyes. In April 2010, the suit claims, Jackson Lee told her, "It should not take 10 years to get them done," in reference to a reading assignment.

    The suit went on to question Jackson Lee's legislative efforts on behalf of disabled Americans, saying her treatment of Floyd showed she "only paid lip service to that constituency."
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    Jul 13, 2011 3:06 AM GMT

    From what I've read about Sheila Jackson, she's a cow with an incredibly inflated sense of entitlement. Also, an over-inflated ego and what seems to be a very weighty chip on her shoulder. Alas, she is in one of those safe districts where no one dares to challenge her in a primary.
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    Jul 13, 2011 3:20 AM GMT
    Yeah. I've heard she's a douche, too.

    Note to riddler: See? Unlike our conservative brothers we can actually admit when a "liberal" is a douche bag.

    Meanwhile, SB and other are defending Michelle "I married self-hating gay man who thinks Jesus cures fags" Bachmann.
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    Jul 13, 2011 5:05 AM GMT
    Christian73 saidYeah. I've heard she's a douche, too.

    Note to riddler: See? Unlike our conservative brothers we can actually admit when a "liberal" is a douche bag.

    Meanwhile, SB and other are defending Michelle "I married self-hating gay man who thinks Jesus cures fags" Bachmann.


    Indeed!
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  • Bigolbear

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    Jul 13, 2011 4:20 PM GMT
    When I was in her district I voted against her.

    Taking a cell phone call while in the middle of a town hall meeting is a douche manuver. It showed an amazing lack of respect and professionalism.

    Also, at the Texas Senate District 13 Democratic Convention in 2008 here in Houston when she showed up on stage she was BOOED by the audience.

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    Jul 13, 2011 4:46 PM GMT
    Bigolbear saidWhen I was in her district I voted against her.

    Taking a cell phone call while in the middle of a town hall meeting is a douche manuver. It showed an amazing lack of respect and professionalism.

    Also, at the Texas Senate District 13 Democratic Convention in 2008 here in Houston when she showed up on stage she was BOOED by the audience.




    Really, you'd think Republicans would do the same if Bachmann showed up at one of their conventions.