"Don't Call Me Liz!" Jim McDermott Aide Freaks Out.

By Josh Feit June 17, 2009

Politico has a funny story about U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott's (D-7, WA) office manager/scheduler Elizabeth Becton.

Evidently, you are not to call Becton "Liz" if you aren't friends with her. 

Here's part of an email exchange where Becton sets someone straight on the topic: 
From: Becton, Elizabeth 
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 5:20 PM 
To: XXX 
Subject: RE: JPMC Meeting Request 
Importance: High 


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 for the tip  D. And good one Politico.
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