Saturday, April 23, 2005

What's a little assault in an employment relationship?

I thought this whole thing about whether John Bolton was unfit to be ambassador to the U.N. because he's a bullying, egomaniacal boss was interesting because when else has somebody gotten publicly criticized for being a bad boss? It seemed kind of like a triumph for oppressed underlings everywhere. Except when you actually read about the kind of stuff he has done. Like, he "became so angry at a government contractor that he chased her through a Moscow hotel, hurling objects and verbal threats, and later spread rumors about her." Calling this a problem with his "management style" seems kind of like calling Nick and Jessica's marriage a communication problem.

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