Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Sleaze factor 40

From the NY Times of 14 Oct (registration needed). To avoid copyright problems I've made up some of it. No, I haven't, I haven't got the imagination.

"Friends of Ms Allen told ABC that she had sought to break off the affair when she learned that Mr Mahoney was involved in other extramarital relationships.

Mr Mahoney fired Ms Allen in January 2008, and she began legal proceedings in February that concluded with a settlement in March, Democratic staff members briefed on the matter said.

"You work at my pleasure," Mr Mahoney told Ms Allen in a Jan. 20 telephone call that was recorded and played for Mr Mahoney's employees. "If you do the job I think you should do, you get to keep your job. Whenever I don't feel like you're doing your job, then you lose your job. And guess what: The only person who matters is guess who? Me." "

UPDATE: it disappoints readers Scarlet and Beast that Ms Allen is, indeed, not Ms Lily Allen, "the perky pop princess who gets everywhere else". But not, we hope, under Beast's duvet.

13 comments:

scarlet-blue said...

I'd have told him to stick his job where the sun don't shine. Only in real life I would be ruder.
Sx

problemchildbride said...

Here is the conversation on You Tube. Bit scratchy but you can clearly hear the bit you quoted.

inkspot said...

Ms S, only his job?

PCB, I hope you got your citizenship in time to vote. My old friend Richard* wanted to spy for the US gov't, but they wouldn't have him unless he renounced his British citizenship. It stung him that when he went to the DC embassy to do this, instead of begging him to reconsider, they merely look a large cheque off him.

*That's his cover name. It's really William.

scarlet-blue said...

Erm . . you know I'm blonde and kind of only do popular culture and stuff, cos I'm really superficial and stuff, and I think watching 'X Factor' with a bag of chips on my lap and a moscow mule in my hand is the height of sophistication? Well I thought you were banging on about Lily Allen or something . . . I knew this blog was too sophisticated for me. This is a 'please will the ground swallow me up' moment. If I flash my knickers will I be forgiven?
Sx

inkspot said...

Ms S, Lily Allen would have been too good to be true. The confusion was due to my inability to put in hyperlinks; otherwise you would have been able to find out that it was a different Ms Allen, remarkable only in her view of what constitutes fidelity in a man.

BEAST said...

I am from the Miss Scarlet finishing school of Xfactor and chips . I am most dissapionted its not Lily Allen , the perky pop princess seems to get everywhere else .
I dont understand her problem , The gentleman seems to have explained her job description and goals in fullsome detail

Mrs Pouncer said...

Well, this is all very on-topic I must say. I suppose you are bursting with pride, Inkspot. However, in your untiring quest for relevance you have managed to drive out variety and insouciance. I hope you are very pleased with yourself.

scarlet-blue said...

Hello Beastie, Hello Mrs P, Hello PCB . . .

How's the driving going Mrs P? I'm very pleased to hear that the dogs are much better now Beastie.
Come on Inkspot where's the drinks cabinet? Dr Maroon always has lots on offer . . .
Sx

inkspot said...

Good god, where are my manners. Brandies and soda all round? Or champagne? The alternative, I fear, is last year's sloe gin. It has a pH of 1.5 and will strip the enamel from your teeth on its way to burning a hole in your stomach. Christ, what a waste of time it was making that. (Beast, any epicurious suggestions for a drinkable sloe gin?) And an expense of spirit, although the plain gin was only in the house because my mother bought it. It has a terrible effect on her.

Mrs Pouncer said...

Shambuies all round! I believe you know the ratio, Inky? Maroon's in a big huff over some silly misunderstanding concerning uric salts, so it will be nice for me to have some company.

inkspot said...

Champagne cocktails, then? Like Shambuie, but with brandy replacing the Drambuie. And 2 drops of Angostura. Disgusting in a Shambuie, of course, but crucial here.

Aah, that's better.

Another?

Mrs Pouncer said...

Keep it coming.

scarlet-blue said...

Did I miss Champagne cocktails??!
NOOOOOOOOOoooooo
Sx

God I love Champagne. Pink. Moet and Chandon. Please.