How Does Ex-Rep. Barney Frank Type? In A Word: Badly

Betsy Rothstein | Reporter

Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is now a goatee-wearing teacher at Harvard. He’s also working on a political memoir. All of which is to say he has had to learn how use a computer. But like his speech (some may recall his throat gurgling), his typing skills aren’t great.

In a profile in WaPo this week, the lawmaker known for being especially rude and prickly to reporters (especially those of the female persuasion) explains he’s club-fingered, making his computer typing skills, even on a huge keyboard, subpar.

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In other Frank news, he’s now a journalist! He has a toaster with a New York Times sticker on it. He writes a column for Maine’s Portland Press Herald — convenient since he and his hubby, Jim Ready, live in the state when the former lawmaker isn’t holed up in a studio apartment in Cambridge. Or, as WaPo puts it, his “bachelor pad.”

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