Lindsey Stone of Plymouth, Mass., Has ‘Been Placed on Unpaid Leave Pending the Results of an Internal Investigation’
21st November 2012
The Other McCain is on the case, and it is not a pretty sight.
Gotta say I agree with Stacy’s sentiments here. But it does raise a question: Where do you draw the line? Or, more precisely, what is the exact rationale that would justify firing this particular person for this particular action? I don’t think I see one, other than on a strictly tendentious Who?…Whom? basis.
I don’t know the details, and if this is an incident where she was with a company group and was caught being a jerk, well, that’s one thing. But I get the impression that this was deliberately staged so that she could put it on her Facebook page, and that if she hadn’t done that, no one would have ever known about it.
Stupid? Yeah. Crass? Yeah. Rude, crude, and socially unacceptable? Undoubtedly. Justify getting fired? Well…. I can’t say that I’m comfortable with that. On what basis could that action be distinguished from ‘Hey, you voted against Obama, so you must be a racist, so we’re going to can your ass, because mama don’t allow no racists rednecks around here.’ Eh? Not sure I want to start that particular game.