I’m sitting in the waiting room at the car wash, waiting for my wife’s car to get waxed, and Fox News has a State Department press conference on. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman was being asked questions after talking more about herself and how hard she was working than about the situation at hand.
One of the reporters, who stated that he had known her professionally for quite some time, remarked that calling her “Madame Deputy Secretary” was quite a mouthful.
This government bureaucrat responded with “You’ll get used to it.”
That struck me as one of the most conceited, condescending remarks I’ve ever heard. The first response I had is probably why I can’t be a politician: “Fuck you, lady. Who the fuck do you think you are? We are sitting here discussing YOUR failures. Why don’t we worry more about that than we do about whatever title you want to be called?”
Edited to add:
Here is the video of the exchange.