First-term Rep. Eric Massa announced Wednesday that he will not seek reelection, saying his doctors have told him that he can’t continue to “run at 100 miles an hour.”
But several House aides told Politico that the House ethics committee has been informed of allegations that the New York Democrat, who is married with two children, made unwanted advances toward a junior male staffer.
If he did that at 100 mph, I suppose I ought to be impressed.
His sin here isn’t that he wanted to have sex with his (male) staffer (although sexual harassment is very wrong), or that he was attempting to cheat on his wife (although that is both sleazy and wrong). His sin was that he was apparently a bad enough boss that other staffers didn’t feel the need to protect him, and instead turned him in. You reap what you sow.
I dunno. I figure anything done or attempted on the side qualifies as sinful as well as sleazy, but I have to figure, if your own staff sells you out, you can’t be much of a bargain.
Speaking of office atmosphere, the following dialogue took place at my door yesterday, the first day in several weeks that was actually warmer than the seasonal norm, resulting in the usual HVAC Fail:
Office Babe: “Are you hot?”
Me: “No one’s ever said so.”
I suppose you had to be there.