He proved that nicely in his tantrum with the press tonight. When I saw it, all the memories of nasty bosses came back:
- No, don't even go there.
- Just listen for thirty seconds. (He did have presence of mind enough to realize he shouldn't say "Shut up.")
- We are getting back on message, end of story.
The video is really worth watching. The reporters' refusal to respond to the boss-is-mad messages really irritates him. So he lets go with one ineffective parting shot.
- Where’s my chief of staff? Please send him the journalistic code of ethics.
Getting a lackey to send the document that tells a reporter how he should act toward the boss, even when Cain isn't his boss, combines so many tropes of the corporate guy-in-charge that I think they're all bursting my brain.
I would not want to have worked for this man.