Rick Hill: “I DON’T EAT DELI!”

As Montanans observes National Administrative Professionals Week – and bosses across Montana honor and thank their hardworking employees – the Montana Democratic Party is expressing its sympathy to those who currently work for Congressman Hill, who is notorious for being difficult to work for.

Congressman Hill, during his tenure in the nation’s capital, was rated by George magazine as the “second most-difficult boss” in all of congress.  [Source: The Associated Press, “Magazine Finds Hill Second Most Difficult Boss in Congress,” June 19, 1999.]

To earn this dubious distinction, George noted that the Congressman:

  • “angrily hurled a letter opener at an aide”
  • Shouted: “I don’t eat deli” to a staffer who brought him the wrong sandwich
  • “fills some afternoons playing Free Cell, a computer game”’
  • And went through three chiefs of staff, three legislative directors and three schedulers in two years.

There’s no sign his diva mentality has let up since.  He appears to have insisted that his gubernatorial campaign pay for a new car for him to cross the state in luxury.

Other worse boss nominees over the years have included Mark Sanford, who asks his aides to wash his sheets, and Sheila Jackson Lee, who “had an intern positioned at her side all day so he’d be ready to open her Sweet ‘n Low packets for her.”


39 Comments on "Rick Hill: “I DON’T EAT DELI!”"

  1. And the thought this guy could end up governor of this state scares the bejezzus out of me. But hey if you want true prove of his divaness, look at his yard signs, then look at say Ken Miller’s yard signs or Steve Bullock’s. Ken Miller lists his running mate Bill Gallaher on his yard signs, trust me they are all over Eastern Montana in dang near every fence row. And Steve Bullock on his yard signs and bumper stickers has John Walsh’s name on his stuff, yet Rick Hill, who is Rick Hill’s running mate by the way?

  2. What exactly is it that makes a sandwich classify as “deli”?

    • I know, right? There are lots of things one might obtain from a deli. Does he just not eat all deli items because they are too casual for his fine tastes? One wonders.

  3. Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS | April 27, 2012 5:47 PM at 5:47 PM |

    Kinda makes you wonder, if only his mom was allowed to make him samwiches……

  4. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | April 28, 2012 7:12 AM at 7:12 AM |


    Interesting report on the Teatards of Billings.

  5. “If you command wisely you will be obeyed cheerfully”….by the way, Democrat Anthony Weiner was also noted as one of the harshest, mean bosses in Congress and look where he is now….

  6. Sounds like Hill is a real butte[sick]…free cell is really mindless…you don’t even have to figure out when you are stuck; the game does that for you…maybe that’s a good thing for some people….

  7. “Blessed are the rich, the reign of this world is ours. The rich rule the world, and the rest suffer and die, often in misery. Do not let this be you my brothers! Easier to use your riches to genetically engineer very small camels that can fit through the needle’s eye…”


    • Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS | April 28, 2012 3:45 PM at 3:45 PM |

      Great Friggin line in that post is this, “While the Democrats may have moved from their 40-yard line to their 25, the Republicans have gone from their 40 to somewhere behind their goal post.”

      How about outside the stadium, and down the street from behind the GOP Goal post, I say.

    • The far bigger problem is the enemy in your camp than the one outside. We all know that Republicans are not limited in any way in things they can say in public, as there is (it appears) maybe a third of the population that is as nutty as they are.

      That perception makes Democrats seem wise and respectable. But most Democrats don’t fight for us, and have even prevented backsliding from the rightward push of the Bush years. So on one side we have wingnuts (mostly highlighted for perception management purposes, I might add), and on the other, stealth Republicans, weaklings, quislings and losers.

      In that situation, the enemy outside the gate is not the problem. It’s the one you are sleeping with.

      Democrats are the problem.

      • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | April 29, 2012 8:00 AM at 8:00 AM |

        “Democrats are the problem.”

        Shorter Buttinski: Can’t you all just see how smart I am?

        Insults from a guy with his head up his ass are TERRIBLY ineffective, dude. Your entire world view consists of the cavity your head is inhabiting!

        • Shoter Kralj: I am so limited in intellectual capability that I cannot discuss issues rationally, and can only result to juvenile insults.

          • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | April 29, 2012 9:18 AM at 9:18 AM |

            Shorter Buttinski:

            I am redundant, therefore I am!

            We’ve already HEARD all the bullshit you have, Buttinski. To quote Ecclesiastes, there is nothing new under the sun nor UP Buttinski’s arse!

            Come back when you get some new material.

            • Shorter Kurtz: I am so limited in intellectual capability that I cannot discuss issues rationally, and can only result to juvenile insults.

              Every post on this website is some form of “Republicans bad Democrats good”. The fact that my repetition of the view that neither party is a public good grates on you means that on some level deep inside you know it is true.

              Cognitive dissonance is what your are about. Repetion, a trait of everyone here, does not otherwise bother you, and that is telling.

              • you spelled Rockefeller incorrectly on PW’s post at Pogie’s place, dippo.

              • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | April 29, 2012 9:51 AM at 9:51 AM |

                Shorter Buttinski:

                Some replaced my green tea with slippery ELM tea, and I SHAT all over the forum again! bwhahahahahahaa!

                • Michael Searalika | April 29, 2012 3:14 PM at 3:14 PM |

                  Shorter Buttinski: Gosh am I Soooooooooooo Jealous of Larry, He got a post named after him at cowgirls site….. me I got nothing!

              • Some people are beyond reach, cannot be persuaded by any logic or reason, and have no self-awareness. How does your close resemblance to and support by the other LK affect your self-esteem, Mt. Kurtz? DO you notice that you, like he, never address subject matter, never deal in issues, and resort to juvenile name calling? Are you, like he, childish, immature and dense? His problem, as he tells it, is that he gets drunk every night. You don’t strike me as having that problem. What is your deal?

                • The West is broken, Mark; if we don’t save her, she will kill us.

                • I have found the most effective people in preserving our wild lands to be those called obstructionist. They work outside the two parties. And have been doing lawsuits and ground-level organizing for decades.

                  Given hat you want to “save” the west, I ask: What are you doing in the Democratic Party?

                  • If memory serves: it was one of the Udalls who said legislation is more effective than litigation at solving the anti-environmental incrementalism and false equivalency being practiced by the GOP.

                  • The Udall’s have been a force for good in environmental politics.

                    But if good legislation cannot be passed due to political constraints on both parties, then litigation is our best hope.

                    • Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS | April 29, 2012 12:22 PM at 12:22 PM |

                      Wrong again Mark! Diplomacy is always better then, burning bridges with conservation groups.

                      Just ask American Indians who use to litigate outside the Department of Interior, and Bureau of Indian Affairs, now they are part of the domineering work forces in both those Agencies…. and things are getting better for them a hell of a lot quicker then it was the first hundred years of those agencies were under different names and presidents!

      • Mark, has it occurred to you that your enemy in our camp may not be that big a problem for us? No, I didn’t think it had …

      • “as there is (it appears) maybe a third of the population that is as nutty as they are.”

        So, one third of the population is nuts conservative. At least another quarter generally agrees with Democratic positions, which are admittedly rather center-right in the grand scheme of things. That means that those to the left of the Democratic party are a minority, and according to your sources, a great portion of that majority don’t vote. So, it would seem, the political parties do represent that majority of VOTERS. Now, a critical element in keeping US policy leaning right is making sure that those people on the left don’t vote by keeping up the impression that it makes no difference. So congrats, Mark, you’ve managed to find your niche in maintaining the system.

  8. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | April 29, 2012 9:31 AM at 9:31 AM |

    Polygamany Man, sleepy jamming the news for a college crowd! bhwhahahahahahahaahahha!

    Oh man the rightwingers and the Mormons have their magic knickers in a knot over O’Bama slow jamming the news! It’s freakin’ HEELARIOUS! I love their outrage! But hey, not worry. Mormon super hero Polygamany Man is fighting back! Just take a look at this photo. The charisma is palpable! (or not!)


  9. Ingemar Johannson | April 29, 2012 10:41 AM at 10:41 AM |

    What’s the matter guys?

    Couldn’t find a picture of him picking his nose?

  10. You little men are just jealous because you are stuck with one wife, if you have one at all.

    A rich man is entitled to as many wives as he can support. And that’s what really bothers you.

    • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | April 29, 2012 7:26 PM at 7:26 PM |

      Um, couple’a points, snookie. First, all them Moron polygamists? Well, they’re all on WELFARE, dude! Check it out! Yippers! Thas right. WE’RE providing for all their needs! And that kinda sucks! I don’t want to subsidize old pervs molesting young girls! That’s just the way I am. How do YOU roll, cupcake?

      Second, the Moron polygamists are boinkin’ BABIES! Yippers! Twelve year old girls is about when they start break’em in! Does that sound right to you, snookie? You see, first they brainwash them with bullshit religion, and force complete obedience, and THEN, threaten them with damnation if they DON’T climb into bed with old perverts!

      Thas the Mormon way, dude. I suggest that you educate yourself. Read your history, AND the colonies of today! Oh, and the boys? What do they do with the boys? Well, they boot’em out to fend for themselves!

      Yep. Real great system you advocate! BTW, there’s a REASON that they wacked ol’ con man Joey Smith. \

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