At The American Spectator, Rabbi Dov Fischer explains that Sen. Amy Klobuchar “is particularly evil.” He notes that despite her “Minnesota Nice,” personality “she is cruel and vile to her subordinates. It is documented that she throws solid objects at them in fits of rage, sabotages their job applications when they seek employment elsewhere, and even made at least one subordinate clean out a comb that Klobuchar used to eat a salad.” He writes (abridged):
Amy Klobuchar is particularly evil. For more than a decade, I worked at prominent major law firms where some of America’s highest-rated legal experts practiced. I got to see, from inside the legal kitchen, how that sausage is made. More than 90 percent of such attorneys at such firms are people of the highest personal ethics and skills. Contrary to mistaken memes and jokes, attorneys on that level and in that milieu work hard, bill their hours honestly, and perform with extraordinary excellence. But at every one of the three powerhouse firms where I practiced, there always were the one or two law partners who were despicably cruel and vicious, not only to opposing counsel but also to their own subordinate legal associates. I saw suicide in the subordinate ranks from such oppression. Yet the same vicious tyrants were all smiles and charm when dealing with their paying clients, sugar and honey. And they were humble and deferential in the courtroom before judges and juries.
When Amy Klobuchar puts on that plastic smile, “Minnesota Nice,” even as she is being bashed and pilloried at Democrat debates, that smile patently is phony. Like Hillary’s infamously staged laugh, that frozen Klobuchar smile under withering public attack and calumny hides seething rage. When her clients — the voters — are not around, she is cruel and vile to her subordinates. It is documented that she throws solid objects at them in fits of rage, sabotages their job applications when they seek employment elsewhere, and even made at least one subordinate clean out a comb that Klobuchar used to eat a salad. Amy Klobuchar is a villain. Her limelight moment on the Senate Judiciary Committee, when she maneuvered Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh briefly to lose his equanimity, then to apologize, induced her to believe that she successfully had auditioned for the presidency by dint of that plastic smile. With her similarly fantasizing committee colleagues Kamala Harris and Cory Booker now having been relegated to understudies, she deserves to join them. With Minnesota’s Democrat presidential aspirants having degraded from the heights of Hubert Humphrey to the decent mediocrity of Walter Mondale to Klobuchar, it is not surprising that the Minnesota Democrats also count Ilhan Omar among their faithful.
Rabbi Dov Fischer, Esq., a high-stakes litigation attorney of more than twenty-five years and an adjunct professor of law of more than fifteen years, is rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, California. His legal career has included serving as Chief Articles Editor of UCLA Law Review, clerking for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and then litigating at three of America’s most prominent law firms: JonesDay, Akin Gump, and Baker & Hostetler. In his rabbinical career, Rabbi Fischer has served several terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America, is Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Coalition for Jewish Values, has been Vice President of Zionist Organization of America, and has served on regional boards of the American Jewish Committee, B’nai Brith Hillel, and several others. His writings on contemporary political issues have appeared over the years in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Jerusalem Post, National Review, American Greatness, The Weekly Standard, and in Jewish media in American and in Israel. A winner of an American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Legal Ethics, Rabbi Fischer also is the author of two books, including General Sharon’s War Against Time Magazine, which covered the Israeli General’s 1980s landmark libel suit
The American Spectator February 21, 2020