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  • IT'S A DEMOCRACY, STUPID, NOT A MONARCHY: Airline makes room for Sheila Jackson Lee

    09/03/2003 8:40:21 AM PDT · by Liz · 210 replies · 1,501+ views
    THE HILL ^ | 9/3/03
    Members of Congress often use weekend plane trips back to their districts as a way to unwind after a hectic bout of lawmaking. Which could explain why Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) demanded a whole row of seats to herself on a recent Continental flight from Washington to Houston. Jackson Lee usually gets first-class upgrades from the airline. But on this particular flight first class was full. After cabin attendants delivered the bad news and showed her to the coach section, Jackson Lee exploded, said one witness. “When she saw that she had to sit with other people, she started...
  • Car Talk (or Queen Sheila pulls a Hillary)

    05/28/2002 10:11:59 AM PDT · by Lockbox · 7 replies · 169+ views
    Roll Call ^ | May 27 2002 | Ed Henry
    Car Talk. . No matter how hard she tries, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. (D-Texas) just can't seem to shake her car troubles. Jackson Lee took a beating in the media a few months back for having a staffer wait outside her front door each morning in a government-financed car to shuttle her the whole two blocks from her apartment to the Rayburn Building. HOH. later reported that she had started slipping out the back door to have her chief of staff drive her to work, though her office insisted that the boss wasn't trying to evade scrutiny. Then, during a...