Sen. Amy Klobuchar takes the self-deprecating route to entertain Gridiron guests

(CNN)Sen. Amy Klobuchar addressed the quirkiest story to emerge about her since she announced her presidential candidacy right out of the gate. She went after another elephant in the room by addressing media reports claiming she often berated her staff. “So when Jerry called me about tonight, he asked, ‘Do you need a microphone or do you just prefer to yell at everyone?’” she said. “I said microphone,” Klobuchar deadpanned. Klobuchar was invited to address the annual white-tie, invitation-only affair hosted by Washington’s journalism establishment, along with her Republican colleague, Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana. A relative newcomer to the Congress, Kennedy’s folksy, quick-witted sound bites have garnered attention. In a town known for its backbiting politics rather than its …