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GLENN: Try this story from the Politico: If you want to score a meeting with Representative Jim McDermott, know this. His schedule other 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 J.P. Morgan Chase. Days later the assistant checked back and unfortunately began the e‑mail with the disrespectful, "Hi, Liz." Becton curtly replied in the reply e‑mail only, "Who's Liz?" When the assistant wrote back with an apology, Becton turned up the heat. "I do not go by Liz. Where did you get this Liz information?" The back‑and‑forth went on for 19 e‑mails with the assistant apologizing six times if she had offended Becton. Becton lectured in the 19 e‑mails 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 you that name. Plus, "It's rude when people don't even ask permission and t ake all sorts of liberties with your name." She added, "Please do not ever call me by that nickname again." Well, I am sorry, Elizabeth, Liz, Lizzie, Beth, Betsy, Betty, egomaniac, out‑of‑control bureaucrat! Liz! We're paying your salary. I need to see the congressman, Lizzie! In any other business in America, Lizzie would be fired. In any other business that would be unacceptable. In any other business you'd say this person has a personality disorder. This person is about to go postal! You took a ‑‑ excuse me. Hang on just a second. Liz, can you come in here for a second? "Don't call me..." Lizzie, come into my office. "Yes?" Did you just lecture in 19 e‑mails about your name to a client of mine? "Yes." Rational response: Why? No, no. Rational response is why? Is there something that I don't know? "He's been hassling me, he's been following me. He's been... whatever, he's been..." okay. Then I'll take care of it. The response was, "People don't call me Liz." Okay, Liz, you're fired. And I'm going to call security. In fact, I have HR here because I'm a little afraid of you, Lizzie. The last person that I know that had the name Liz was Lizzie Borden and that didn't end well! You'd fire this person. But they don't fire. They don't fire because they're better than you. They know. They know. "Riffraff that I have to answer the phone. Oh, jeez, the people are calling again. Don't you dare call me Liz." You're a psycho, Liz, a psycho.
Stu, why don't you call. Do you have his number? Can you get congressional McDermott? Is that his name, McDermott from Washington State? Jim McDermott, Seattle. I'm just assuming he's from the Seattle area. I don't know where the seventh district is. Seattle?
STU: Yes, it is Seattle.
GLENN: Call Jim McDermott's office right now and tell them we won put up with this Lizzie stuff.
STU: We mean business with full names.
GLENN: Call them. I would like to see if we can get Liz on the air. Just try.
STU: My guess is on Betsy isn't going to come on.
GLENN: Just try. Just call. Ask if Betty is there. Is Betty there? Betsy. Beth. Lizzie, Liz. I don't know, what do you call ‑‑ oh, Elizabeth, is she there? See if Elizabeth is there and then call her Lizzie. "So Lizzie, what do you say, babe?" Do you have the number?
STU: Yes, I do. Is this their Seattle office or is this her Washington office? His Washington office?
GLENN: I don't know. I would imagine that it's an executive assistant. So I would imagine it's Washington. Yeah, it would be the capital, the House.
STU: I don't have the Seattle number. Just give me a minute here.
GLENN: We'll take a break and then we'll call Lizzie, see how she's doing, see what's going on in her life. Wonder if anybody's talked to her. Wonder ‑‑ you know what it is? We just don't understand her. We don't understand what's going on with her life. We don't know all the struggles that she's had to put up with, people making fun of her name and stuff or whatever it is, making fun of her name or not making fun of her name. I don't know. Is she a minority? We should find out if she's a minority. Maybe she's handicapped. Is she handicapped? Does she have special needs of any kind? Because all of those things take a play. Maybe she's ‑‑ you know what? Maybe she's dyslexic. Is it possible that she was dyslexic and people teased her on that? I don't know. One leg shorter than the other? She has one brown eye and one blue eye. I don't know. Cryst al Gayle should have been in prison for what poor Lizzie went through her whole life with one brown eye and one blue eye and that song that was repeatedly singing over and over and over during my childhood, doesn't it make my brown eyes blue, it stopped with me. I've only got one brown eye and one blue eye! Crystal Gayle must be stopped! Oh, her life must have been a hell. Poor Lizzie.