Whatever Keith Olbermann or anyone else calls it, Fox has NOTHING to do with news.
This just in from Raw Story----
Republican Rep. Mica of Florida walks out of a meeting because he doesn't have a chair at the head table. (What an a**!)
A Florida Republican, who is the ranking minority member of the Transportation Committee in the House of Representatives, stormed out of a meeting last week, leading other Republican members with him. An article today in Roll Call reports that he was angry because he was not seated properly during an orientation session.
Ben Pershing writes in this morning's "Heard on the Hill" column that Rep. John Mica was not seated at the head of the room with the committee's Democratic chairman James Oberstar (D-MN) and two guests during the meeting. Instead, he was offered a seat in the audience section set up in the room. The gathered representatives and their staffs were to hear basic introductory information about the committee's work and remarks by former U.S. Ambassador Felix Rohatyn and ex-Transportation Chairman Bud Shuster (R-Pa.).
Mica was angered that he was not given a seat at the head. He asked for a new chair, and while waiting outside the room for it to arrive, asked all the Republicans to quit the meeting. "I was not pleased with the arrangement to sort of exclude the ranking member at the first meeting," he told Roll Call.
One of the Republican members pulled from the meeting was Rep. Bill Shuster, son of the guest speaker of the same last name.
Mica now claims he believes the matter was an unintentional mistake, and expected it would not happen again...
...The Transportation meeting was slated to be a basic orientation session for the panel’s Republican and Democratic members, who would get some introductory information about how the committee would operate and also hear from a couple of expert guests, including former U.S. Ambassador Felix Rohatyn and legendary ex-Transportation Chairman Bud Shuster (R-Pa.).
Unfortunately, the panel’s Republicans — including Rep. Bill Shuster (Pa.), son of the former chairman — never got to hear the elder Shuster’s pearls of wisdom.
Here’s why, as Mica described it to HOH: “I went in to the meeting and there were two chairs in the front for our guests and one for [Transportation Chairman James Oberstar] (D-Minn.) and I said, ‘Where am I supposed to sit?’”
Mica said a Democratic staffer kindly told him that he could sit in the audience, along with the panel’s staff and rank-and-file members. According to two sources familiar with what happened, Mica then gave the staffer a bit of a tongue-lashing.
Shame on Mica. Who does he think he is? He works for the people in his district!