Thursday, July 10, 2008

PITAs in the News: Jesse Jackson

This week the Reverend Jesse Jackson was caught muttering nasty sentiments about Barack Obama when he thought his mic was turned off. What a PITA he became for not only his son and Mr. Obama, but also the entire Democratic party!

My instant reaction was that this is classic Crusty behavior: "negative, cynical, mean-spirited, grouchy, and pessimistic." I chatted with Bob Orndorff just now and he added that this is also Sloppy behavior because he wasn't thinking through the consequences of his actions. So he might really be a Combo Crusty/Sloppy PITA.

Does anyone have any suggestions for how to deal with a Crusty/Sloppy PITA? And what tips do you have for Jesse to try and avoid being so Crusty and Sloppy in the future?


book fan said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
book fan said...

Very interesting post!

I think you are right - Jesse has several PITA qualities. If he did your test, "overstuffed" has to be #1. Once he does damage control with Obama and the party, someone needs to make him understand the importance of his words. He keeps showing up in the media so I assume he has a following and can help the democrats.