Imagine you’ve got final say in a situation like this: You’ve discovered that an employee of your company has called a female board member of your company a “bimbo.” What would you do regarding that offending employee?
And, for those who don’t know, here are a few definitions Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary gives for the word, “bimbo”:
slang : man, woman — used as a generalized term of disapproval especially for an attractive but vacuous person
2 slang : tramp
Learner’s definition of BIMBO:
An attractive but stupid woman
Now, with that in mind, I Get THIS from a friend, and have since had it confirmed by at least one other….
“David Warren has flat out told me that he thinks (MDGOP National Committeewoman) Nicolee (Ambrose) is a “bimbo.”
In addition, the same friend told me that:
“Allegedly, according to David Warren, (MDGOP Executive Director) Joe Cluster can’t stand Nicolee.”
Well, never one to leave unwell enough alone, I wrote Joe Cluster, asking him what he thought about what I’d been made privy to David Warren having allegedly said about both him and Nicolee Ambrose…
Joe Cluster, who is truly a great guy, wrote me back, saying: “For one I don’t hate anyone, not Nicolee. Second I sure as hell would not tell David Warren my opinion off my national committee woman. Finally, I pushed for Nicolee to run for national committee woman in the first place and go very far back with her.” Cluster then told me that Ambrose has gotten under his skins a few times, but added that so has MDGOP Chair Diana Waterman, and acted like such incidences were no big deal.
I followed this comment up a few days later, by writing Joe Cluster the following:
“I’m thinking of writing that David Warren is to have said to have called the MDGOP”s NCW a bimbo. Any comment? I’ve heard it pretty in-depth at this point with a few other things he said to the one person he told that.”
Cluster’s response was short and succinct:
“No comment. You do what you feel you have to do.”
So, MDGOP Executive Director, Joe Cluster, gives me a no comment – not a denial. And then tells me to do what I feel I “have to do.” What does that tell you, as concerns whether David Warren called Nicolee Ambrose a “bimbo?”
In addition to Joe Cluster, I also contacted MDGOP Chair Diana Waterman saying, “I’ve heard that David Warren has called the MDGOP’s NCW a “bimbo.” Thinking of writing about that. Any comment?”
Diana Waterman also responded by saying, “I have never heard David (Warren) call Nicolee (Ambrose) a bimbo or anything similar. She is a smart, intelligent woman who happens to also be attractive.” Though he’s anything but a rocket scientist, I can’t imagine David Warren would be so stupid as to call Nicolee Ambrose a “bimbo” when talking with the MDGOP Chair.
I also wrote David Warren directly and asked him about the allegations that he called the MDGOP National Committeewoman a “bimbo.” – and, yet, he never got back to me. Imagine that.
(The Talkative David Warren…)
My gut (and considering the sources) says that David Warren did call Nicolee Ambrose a “bimbo.” And, as an employee of the MDGOP, you don’t say such things about someone who sits on your organization’s executive board. The folks who’ve told me that he’d said that. don’t’ have a damned thing to gain (and, actually, a fair amount to lose) by telling me this stuff if word gets out that they’re the ones who told me.
A few weeks back, someone told me (and my nickname has been the Prince of Darkness for seemingly eons now) that David Warren is the Duke of Dorkness. That’s dOrkness with an “O.” I laughed like Hell. And, despite the fact that over the course of the last 6 or 7 months, I’ve had many discussions with folks too numerous to mention about David’s “issues,” I nonetheless remained friendly with him because I felt somewhat sorry for him – as a result of those issues. (If you’ve spent any time with David Warren, you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about.) And, all in all, despite envisioning himself as quite the player, in the end he seemed harmless enough.
But now, you’ve got guys like him on the MDGOP’s payroll, running around out there allegedly insulting members of their Executive Board by calling them names…and the MDGOP wants to know why it continues to be in trouble? Are you fucking kidding me?
Again, I ask the question: If you’re the boss of your company and an employee of your company called a female member of your company’s board a “bimbo,” what would you do?