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No name-calling (Baghdad Jim's Rude secretary)
Shenanigans (Politico.Com) ^ | 6/17/09 | Anne Schroeder

Posted on 06/17/2009 6:49:49 PM PDT by llevrok

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To: M0sby
She didn't continue to ask for an apology. Actually she said, "Stop apologizing". She must have found it annoying too. :-)
51 posted on 06/19/2009 6:35:35 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: llevrok

From what I can gather, she doesn’t like to be called Liz.


52 posted on 06/19/2009 6:39:35 PM PDT by Puddleglum
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To: DJ MacWoW

Oh, I’m sure you’re right.
And, at that point, I would likely have kept on as well.
Makes sense to me for her to correct someone for not having “good manners”..

Hypocritical of her to not show them.


53 posted on 06/19/2009 11:20:09 PM PDT by M0sby (T)
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To: M0sby
I would likely have kept on as well.

She never asked for an apology. So what did she ask? Who put them up to it. Ahhhhhhhhhhh, they "overheard" someone use the diminutive. Becton then explains about politics and influence.

I think there was more to this and Becton was right, someone was playing them. And why would I care about a Dem lobbyist getting a smack down?

54 posted on 06/20/2009 5:30:46 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Again, you’re right, she did not ask for an apology.

However, to me, in communications or correspondence, if something I say is offensive to another person, I apologize.

If I step on someone’s toes (literally or figuratively) I apologize.
I don’t wait to be asked.
I was taught that this is part of “polite company”.
(although, if after extending polite niceties, I am further rebuffed, I will likely respond in kind)

I also do not care about “some Dem Lobbyist”.
Nor do I care about Dem Jim McDermott’s secretary.

You brought up the point about manners.
That’s what I’m commenting on.

And, as far as your manners comment, I agree with you!


55 posted on 06/20/2009 8:50:19 AM PDT by M0sby (T)
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Excellent example of how a mannered person responds.
A polite - “Thanks for your email, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Elizabeth and I am in charge of ....... I will get back with you as to the times and dates of the meeting. Sincerely, Elizabeth.

That's how someone in the private sector would respond because in the private sector every customer represents profit and is therefore important. However, when you 'work' in a government office 'for the people' you don't have to be nice to the people because the TRUTH is the people work and pay for you.

56 posted on 06/20/2009 9:01:50 AM PDT by carmody
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To: M0sby

Dosen’t it sound like typical DC game playing? No wonder few good people run for election. Who wants to jump in a cesspit?


57 posted on 06/20/2009 9:03:47 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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You’re likely right about that as well..

For the life of me, I can’t get why he keeps getting re-elected!
EVEN HERE!
(I’m a bit North of his district)


58 posted on 06/20/2009 9:22:27 AM PDT by M0sby (T)
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To: lilylangtree
A power struggle, yes, but the Aide Formerly Known As Elizabeth got creamed. This article was on Politico, and now FreeRepublic and who knows where else. An apology from McDermott's office has already been issued. From the article: 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.”

Over time, in her new job, the name Liz might start to grow on her. She better hope so, because she's permanently stuck with it. Or, she could apply to Barbara Boxer's office, who has a special appreciation for irrational name-touchiness.

59 posted on 06/20/2009 9:37:56 AM PDT by Eroteme
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