Skip to comments.Barney Frank tells young TV interviewers job exhausts him (old, tired, wants more fwee time)
Posted on 01/07/2011 11:04:39 AM PST by Libloather
Barney Frank tells young TV interviewers job exhausts him
By Donna Goodison
Friday, January 7, 2011 - Updated 4 minutes ago
Hes old, hes tired and thinks it would be nice to have some free time and not have to read a lot of very boring and very complicated stuff that he doesnt care about.
Thats what U.S. Rep. Barney Frank told three college-age Roadtrip Nation interviewers during a July 2009 sit-down in his Washington, D.C., office for the public television program that aired Wednesday on GBH Kids.
Im tired, and I think . . . itd be nice to have some free time, not have to read a lot of stuff I dont care about, Frank said. But I have this chairmanship. Its an important time for the country.
Sean Bielat - Franks Republican challenger last November - said he wished hed seen the Frank interview during the campaign.
This was part of the case that I was trying to make - that its kind of rote for him at this point, that hes kind of going through the motions, but he feels like hes so important that he cant not be there, said Bielat, whos undecided about his own future political plans.
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THis is an unbelievable mentality for a public servant. If this is really how Bwaney feels, then he should resign immediately.
I know most members of Congress really could give two craps about their job but for one member to go on the record admitting to it is appalling.
Maybe one day it will be said of him, “He came to Washington and surcame to the pressures.”
Then why did he run again? It would have been nice to have him gone.
If he’s so tired, maybe he should quit. The nation and history would thank him.
Yes, destroying the American economy must be exhausting work.
Who is stopping him? I think he should be happy to have Sean Bielat take over the job for him!
He totally had his chance to retire, in fact I told him to do so last November.
The danger here is who would replace him. I think it safe to say the cosmically stupid voters of MA could install someone even worse than Barney. I know that seems impossible but when it comes to perversions/corruption/etc MA has few peers.
He was misquoted. He actually said, “Want to go to bed with me? We could fool around.” but they re-worked into “I’m tired and want more free time”.
We still have the 112th, so hope remains.
As a result of hte 2010 census, SOMEBODY is going to lose their district in Massachusetts. Perhaps Barney is volunteering. ;-)
Barney’s a ‘back-bencher’ now. No heavy lifting required.
His district is a mile wide and 70 miles long.
It would not be missed.
It’s not his district that is a mile wide & 70 miles long.
but for one member to go on the record admitting to it is appalling.
It is also a good thing to know who is in it for the money, power and prestige and who is in it for the country and its people.
It’s hard work raising your taxes and taking your freedom.
Thank you for supporting me. :)
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