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A Veep Joke About Leg-Shaving Was Inspired by a Rumor About Amy Klobuchar

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Last week, in the lead-up to Amy Klobuchar announcing her presidential run, HuffPost and BuzzFeed published stories in which several anonymous former staffers confirmed long-circulating rumors that the Minnesota senator has been unusually “cruel” and “demeaning” to her staff. Both media outlets painted a picture of what BuzzFeed described as “a workplace controlled by fear, anger, and shame” and what HuffPost called “bursts of cruelty that make it difficult to work in her office.”

Neither publication revealed much in terms of specific allegations. HuffPost reported that Klobuchar tasked her staff with running personal errands such as “making her personal appointments, washing dishes at her home or picking up her dry cleaning.” The site also reported that former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid had personally “admonished”........

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