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No Name-Calling (Dem Secretary Goes Haywire)
Politico ^ | 6/17/2009 | Politico

Posted on 06/17/2009 5:12:13 PM PDT by Dallas59

If you want to score a meeting with Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), know this: His scheduler/office manager, Elizabeth Becton, is to be addressed by her full name — not Liz or any other variant.

An executive assistant at McBee Strategic recently learned this the hard way. A few weeks ago, the assistant e-mailed Becton seeking a meeting with McDermott and a client, JPMorgan Chase. Days later, the assistant checked back in and unfortunately began the e-mail with “Hi Liz.”

Becton curtly replied, “Who is Liz?”

When the assistant wrote back with an apology, Becton turned up the heat. “I do not go by Liz. Where did you get your information?” she asked.

The back-and-forth went on for 19 e-mails, with the assistant apologizing six times if she had “offended” Becton, while Becton lectured about name-calling.

Becton told the assistant that if someone said using “Liz” was acceptable, then “they are not your friend”, and “If I wanted you to call me by any other name, I would have offered that to you.” Plus, it’s “rude when people don’t even ask permission and take all sorts of liberties with your name,” she said, adding: “Please do not ever call me by a nickname again.”

But the tirade didn’t end there. Becton continued her riff — responding that the assistant “got played” by someone who was trying to “tick” Becton off. Becton’s final, searing missive stated: “In the future, you should be VERY careful about such things. People like to brag about their connections in D.C. It’s a pastime for some. It’s also dangerous to eavesdrop, as you have just found out. Quit apologizing and never call me anything but Elizabeth again. Also, make sure you correct anyone who attempts to call me by any other name but Elizabeth. Are we clear on this? Like I said, it’s a hot button for me. And please don’t call the office and not leave a message. My colleague told me you called while I was away. ... I do sometimes leave my desk.”

McDermott spokesman Mike DeCesare told us Tuesday, “An apology is being issued as we speak,” adding, “This isn’t reflective of the way we do business in this office.”


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Lol...
1 posted on 06/17/2009 5:12:13 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

We should all send her an email. Address it as Beth or Liz.


2 posted on 06/17/2009 5:14:26 PM PDT by VicVega (Join Jihad, get captured by the US and resettled in the best places in the world. I love the USA)
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To: Dallas59

We need her email so we can all email her and call her
Liz or Lizzy or Lizard or Beth or Bessy or ....
this can get pretty creative.


3 posted on 06/17/2009 5:14:36 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Dallas59

I can think of a few other appellations that would probably get me a suspension....


4 posted on 06/17/2009 5:14:48 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Dallas59

Liz should be fired!


5 posted on 06/17/2009 5:16:16 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town
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To: Dallas59

Lizbeth?


6 posted on 06/17/2009 5:16:18 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: GSWarrior

7 posted on 06/17/2009 5:16:47 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Dallas59

Talk about anal


8 posted on 06/17/2009 5:17:27 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Dallas59

LOL for sure! :) What is it with the dem women in Washington? First SENATOR Boxer and now this....get over yourselves, Chicks!


9 posted on 06/17/2009 5:17:31 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: Dallas59

LMAO - Liz got the ZOT! ROTFLMAO


10 posted on 06/17/2009 5:17:34 PM PDT by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Crazy female dog alert!!!

Name of the dog is Lizzy, but you can call her Liz.


11 posted on 06/17/2009 5:17:39 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Dallas59

Psychosis is a sad a scary thing. Liz should voluntarily institutionalize herself.


12 posted on 06/17/2009 5:17:51 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Dallas59

Let’s all start emailing Lizabitch.


13 posted on 06/17/2009 5:17:53 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: antceecee

Lizard Breath


14 posted on 06/17/2009 5:17:56 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Dallas59

What’s up Lizzie’s ass?


15 posted on 06/17/2009 5:18:04 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Dallas59

I think “Liz” has a deep dark past....


16 posted on 06/17/2009 5:18:35 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Toddsterpatriot; Mase; expat_panama
That "executive assistant at McBee Strategic" just made certain that this woman will be called "Liz" for the rest of her working life.

The lesson here is, never piss-off subordinates.

17 posted on 06/17/2009 5:18:38 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Dallas59

I would expect nothing less from the office of my Congresscreep.


18 posted on 06/17/2009 5:19:47 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: Dallas59
The back-and-forth went on for 19 e-mails

Only two women could exchange 19 emails over something like this.

19 posted on 06/17/2009 5:20:48 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Dallas59
God-liza...


20 posted on 06/17/2009 5:20:54 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Dallas59

The entire office may be batty. Wonder what’s at the water cooler.


21 posted on 06/17/2009 5:21:13 PM PDT by HoosierHawk
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To: VicVega

Elizabeth.becton@mail.house.gov


22 posted on 06/17/2009 5:21:39 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: Dallas59

Heh, LOL!


23 posted on 06/17/2009 5:22:57 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (What kind of organization answers the phone if you call a suicide hotline in Gaza City?)
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To: GeronL

Well she certainly has acted the part of a dragon lady....


24 posted on 06/17/2009 5:22:59 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Dallas59

Sounds like your typical leftist puke with just a tad bit of power gone to their head.


25 posted on 06/17/2009 5:23:27 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: VicVega
We should all send her an email. Address it as Beth or Liz.

Just what IS Betsie's e-mail address anyway?

26 posted on 06/17/2009 5:23:51 PM PDT by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
Isn't Jim McDermott the traitor trash that went to Baghdad to warn Hussein (Saddam) about our invasion plans?

(My apologies in advance if that was someone else.)

27 posted on 06/17/2009 5:23:59 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Dallas59

Lizzy’s panties are in a wad.... She has NO TITLE due her simply because she works in DC as a Secretary.

I would give her walking papers for her PP ATTITUDE, not to mention the TIRADE of emails.


28 posted on 06/17/2009 5:23:59 PM PDT by Colonial Warrior (Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.)
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To: Dallas59

bump to see where this ends


29 posted on 06/17/2009 5:24:10 PM PDT by OldCorps
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To: OldCorps

I agree.. bump....


30 posted on 06/17/2009 5:25:10 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Dallas59

Looks like Lizzy gets her panties in bunch about little things?


31 posted on 06/17/2009 5:26:17 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Dallas59
I think “Liz” has a deep dark past....

Oh yeah. The only question is, Postal Service or DMV?

32 posted on 06/17/2009 5:26:43 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Dallas59

Sadly there are a lot of people like her.


33 posted on 06/17/2009 5:26:46 PM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: Dallas59

Hi Elizabeth, I’m so sorry if I offended you! I must have mis-heard. My mistake! Best, XX

________________________________

From: Becton, Elizabeth
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 5:20 PM
To: XXX
Subject: RE: JPMC Meeting Request
Importance: High

XXX:

If I wanted you to call me by any other name, I would have offered that to you. I think it’s rude when people don’t even ask permission and take all sorts of liberties with your name. This is a real sore spot with me. My name has a lot of “nicknames” which I don’t use. I use either my first name or my last name because I row with a lot of other women who share the same first name. Now, please do not ever call me by a nickname again.

As for your meeting request, who is the point of contact for this meeting? If it’s not you, then I need to know who because it’s very time-consuming to deal with a lot of people for one meeting.

Thanks,

________________________________

From: XXX
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 5:23 PM
To: Becton, Elizabeth
Subject: RE: JPMC Meeting Request

Hi Elizabeth, I’m so sorry I offended you! My mistake!

XXX can confirm a meeting time for you - she is available at XXX XXXX.

Thank you!

Best, XXX

________________________________
[UNRELATED EMAILS REDACTED]

From: XXX
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 5:33 PM
To: Becton, Elizabeth
Subject: RE: JPMC Meeting Request

Of course! Again, I am sincerely sorry for offending you. I must have mis-heard and it was in no way my intention to make you upset. I always enjoy working with you and seeing you at the WSS events J

Best,
XXX

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From: Becton, Elizabeth
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 5:37 PM
To: XXX
Subject: RE: JPMC Meeting Request

Sounds like you got played by someone who KNOWS I hate that name and that it’s a fast way to TICK me off. Who told you that I go by that name? They are not your friend...

________________________________

From: XXX
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 5:38 PM
To: Becton, Elizabeth
Subject: RE: JPMC Meeting Request

Hi Elizabeth,

Again, I am sincerely sorry for offending you. I don’t want to cause trouble as I clearly must have mis-heard the person at Potlatch. It was in no way my intention to make you upset.

Best,
XXX

________________________________

From: Becton, Elizabeth
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 5:41 PM
To: XXX
Subject: RE: JPMC Meeting Request
Importance: High

I REALLY want to know who told you to call me that.

________________________________

From:XXX
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 5:44 PM
To: Becton, Elizabeth
Subject: RE: JPMC Meeting Request

Hi Elizabeth,
Again, I am sincerely sorry for offending you. I don’t recall who I overheard. It was in no way my intention to make you upset.
Best,
XXX

________________________________
From: Becton, Elizabeth
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:04 PM
To: XXX
Subject: RE: JPMC Meeting Request

Let me put it this way, they don’t know me and perhaps they were PRETENDING to know me better than they do and pretended that I go by Liz. They did YOU a disservice.

In the future, you should be VERY careful about such things. People like to brag about their connections in DC. It’s a past time for some. It’s also dangerous to eaves drop, as you have just found out.

Quit apologizing and never call me anything but Elizabeth again. Also, make sure you correct anyone who attempts to call me by any other name but Elizabeth. Are we clear on this? Like I said, it’s a hot button for me.

And please don’t call the office and not leave a message. My colleague told me you called while I was away at the Ladies’ room. I do sometimes leave my desk.


34 posted on 06/17/2009 5:26:53 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Colonial Warrior
Yes, I wonder how much time those 19 emails took up??? As taxpayers footing the bill....I think it only natural to send her a DEAR LIZ email this minute and find out....
35 posted on 06/17/2009 5:27:16 PM PDT by BossLady ("WE are the origin of all coming evil" ~~ Carl Jung~~)
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To: Dallas59
Elizabeth Becton

Some people are truly delusional.
Needless to say also power hungry, and pulling this power stunt is about the only guaranteed opportunity they have of justifiably haranguing anyone.

I know a friend whose wife works at an attorney's office, where the attorneys insist on being called by their given names. However, they call subordinates any variant nicknames they feel like.

At a function I happened to be invites, I was able to have some fun. When I introduced myself, I insisted on the long form, with a straight face.

36 posted on 06/17/2009 5:27:35 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: VicVega
We should all send her an email. Address it as Beth or Liz.

What a cool idea!

: )

37 posted on 06/17/2009 5:28:21 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: Dallas59
fyi, I looked up Dizzy Lizzy's salary and she makes over $80k plus fringes.

Arrogance obviously runs rampant in the office.

38 posted on 06/17/2009 5:30:13 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Dallas59
Rep. Jim McDermott, Washington, Seventh District
39 posted on 06/17/2009 5:31:33 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Dallas59
From Jim's er....um....James' Bio -

"In 1987, after 15 years of legislative service, Rep. McDermott decided to leave politics and continue in public service as a Foreign Service medical officer based in Zaire, providing psychiatric services to Foreign Service, AID, and Peace Corps personnel in sub-Saharan Africa. When the 7th district Congressional seat later became open, he returned from Africa to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected in 1988 to the 101st Congress and is currently serving his 11th term."

Seems like he has some experience with nutjobs......

40 posted on 06/17/2009 5:34:57 PM PDT by BossLady ("WE are the origin of all coming evil" ~~ Carl Jung~~)
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To: BossLady

That’s Jimmy’s bio? Interesting...


41 posted on 06/17/2009 5:37:04 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: VicVega

yeah~!!!!!!!


42 posted on 06/17/2009 5:37:04 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.)
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To: Dallas59

Probably called Bit*h by most that have dealings with her.


43 posted on 06/17/2009 5:40:17 PM PDT by rebellious49
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To: WeatherGuy

Sent to Ms. Liz:

Madam,

My daughter is also named Elizabeth; she likes to be called Liz, Lizzi, or even Lizard. I find your widely-reported reaction to being called “Liz” very strange, even off-putting and repulsive. And I can’t help but notice that your name isn’t properly capitalized in your e-mail address. Does that not enrage you?

FP


44 posted on 06/17/2009 5:41:12 PM PDT by flowerplough (Bammy = Oprah = Clinton = most elected Democrats, successfully feigning compassion for money&power)
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To: VicVega

To Whomever,


45 posted on 06/17/2009 5:41:47 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (The plan... 0 in power for life. At least that's what they told him.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Hey, I resemble that statement!


46 posted on 06/17/2009 5:42:42 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (The plan... 0 in power for life. At least that's what they told him.)
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To: Dallas59

I had a 7 year relationship with an ‘Elizabeth’ very like this. I had no idea she moved to DC.


47 posted on 06/17/2009 5:44:01 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Dallas59
“rude when people don’t even ask permission and take all sorts of liberties with your name,” I agree I hate it when people I do not know or have just met immediately act like we are long lost old friends. I would prefer to be Mrs._____ to them unless I say please call me Kalee. I would never call someone I just meet by their first name unless the introduction was in a social setting and then only if the person was younger than I. I always address older people as Mr or Mrs, especially in a business situation. Where have manners and respect gone?
48 posted on 06/17/2009 5:45:21 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: Dallas59

Yes....from the website you posted...LOL! ;)


49 posted on 06/17/2009 5:47:24 PM PDT by BossLady ("WE are the origin of all coming evil" ~~ Carl Jung~~)
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To: kalee

This woman went over the top...


50 posted on 06/17/2009 5:48:40 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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