Liz Becton – I Have a Name For Her

I prefer to be called Dave, not David.  The first time someone calls me David I correct them with one word: “Dave.”  If they persist, it’s not a big deal.

Her Royal Highness Elizabeth Becton, the office manager for Rep. Jim McDermot, has a different approach.  She gets snotty, pissy, bitchy, and just when you’d think she’d be running out of steam, conspiratorial.

It started when another assistant requested a meeting with her congress weasel, using her full name.  In a followup e-mail the assistant opened with the highly inflammatory and horribly insulting salutation “Hi Liz,”

This led to a nineteen e-mail-long hissy fit from Ms. Becton (Ms? Mizzz? Miz, as in Les Miz?) who wouldn’t stop whining about it despite a half dozen apologies from the assistant.  Becton accused the writer of name calling, then demanded to know the identity of the evil villain who put her up to it.

This is your tax dollars at work, folks.

Do a few other nicknames for her, perhaps not quite a friendly as “Liz,” spring to mind?

Update:  Surprisingly, Liz didn’t take the publicizing of her tirade very well.  She’s sent out a mass e-mail to all schedulers, announcing she’s going to find and punish the evil criminal who did the dastardly deed:

If I ever find out who you are, I will gladly advertise that it was you who forwarded the emails to the low-rent wonkette site. I will further inform the Speaker’s Office, Standards on Official Conduct, and all the other appropriate offices of what you did. And if you got paid for it, my lowly, putrid, little wonkette reader, you have committed a crime and you will be punished for it when you are found. I have contacted Telecom and I have informed them of what has happened and since it’s a quiet day, they are checking all the forwarded emails from this list serve.
Read the whole thing here.

9 Comment(s)

  1. David, how do you sleep at night? Don’t you have anything better to write about? Is it a slow news day? Who cares if these two women had a pissing match on email? I don’t care that they were emailing after 5pm. So one of them had a bad day! So what? You think that’s worthy of all this blogging? GET A LIFE GEARHEAD. Quit taking up so much room, too. Lose a pound or 40!

    Catherine Windsor | Jun 18, 2009 | Reply

  2. Catherine,

    I think Dave had every right to write about this, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading. However, please send a link to your blog so we all can be enlightened by your writings. You sound like a very interesting person!


    Dreezy | Jun 18, 2009 | Reply

  3. Liz Becton deserves every nasty, critical blog written about her. The kind way of putting it would be to say she was having a bad day. But most people on their worst days are less obnoxious than she was. She is clearly one of the most out-of-control crazies (and this too is being kind–she actually rhymes with witch) in Washington or anywhere. What a lousy excuse for a human being! Rock on, Dave!

    Bill Weeden | Jun 19, 2009 | Reply

  4. Don’t you have anything better to write about?

    I announced this entry on Facebook as “The most trivial post I’ve written.” But the primary purpose of this blog is to entertain, and I found the story amusing.

    Fat jokes? If that’s the best you can do you need some professional snark lessons. I have very reasonable rates.

    Dave Hitt | Jun 19, 2009 | Reply

  5. Um, I don’t think “gearhead” is an insult. It’s a mechanic, or someone who enjoys working on cars. From what I know about David, that’s not him.

    Johnny V | Jun 19, 2009 | Reply

  6. i like bitsy……….(WORKING GIRL)

    dpharmer | Jun 19, 2009 | Reply

  7. THEY CALL ME MISTER TIBBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    dpharmer | Jun 19, 2009 | Reply

  8. Can I call you “Tibby?” I’m sure you won’t mind.

    I don’t get the Gearhead insult either. I don’t have the talent or patience to be a gearhead, but I like and respect those who do.

    Dave Hitt | Jun 20, 2009 | Reply

  9. Gearhead? An insult?

    Several years ago I decided that my job sucked and decided to do something about it. Airplanes and flight had always fascinated me, so I enrolled in an aviation school and became a licensed aircraft mechanic. This was with no previous mechanical background.

    Anyway, I eventually landed a job with a major freight carrier and realized I could indulge another fascination, old cars. I bought a 1965 Olds Cutlass in 2002 and have been working on it off and on ever since.

    One day, before I was married, I was chatting with an attractive young lady and the subject of old cars came up. I was in the midst of a major project with the Olds, and had plans for more — I couldn’t stop talking about it. At one point she called me a gearhead. I took it as a compliment — I thought I had arrived!

    TimS | Jul 23, 2009 | Reply

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