Bullies

Interesting story in yesterday’s San Jose Mercury News about how to deal with bullies.

“Bullies can’t stand to be confronted,” Namie said. “They usually back down.”

Confrontation is particularly effective when done as a group, he said.

“A group can challenge her power and refuse to accept the intimidation, and plus you have all these witnesses,” he said. “The more people don’t stand for it, pretty soon the bully won’t have anyone to pick on.”

On the same subject, Senator Daschle spoke out today, demanding an apology from President Bush for Bush’s remark that Democrats in the Senate are, “not interested in the security of the American people.”