In a story that will surprise virtually no one in Houston, the Daily Caller has a harsh, lengthy profile of Sheila Jackson Lee as a boss. The bottom line: She's not a good one.
Many of the tales of staffers being screamed at, made to wait for hours, scramble on the slightest whim of the congresswoman, were reported 14 years ago in a Houston Press feature.
Apparently things haven't changed much since.
The Caller's piece, which labels Lee as one of the "Congressional Bosses From Hell," offers the kinds of tales Lee haters love to revel in. And there are plenty of them (both haters and tales).
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