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Mike Baer Fired from Louisiana Senate Secretary Post {Over Sexually Explicit Emails}
Shreveport, LA, Times ^ | 03-18-04 | Not given

Posted on 03/18/2004 5:13:37 AM PST by Theodore R.

Edited on 05/07/2004 7:00:47 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

BATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana Senate voted 33-6 Wednesday to fire embattled Senate Secretary Mike Baer, who in January sent e-mail with sexually explicit jokes to legislators, their staff, the governor's office and others with legislative e-mail addresses.

Within minutes, senators voted unanimously to elevate assistant secretary Glenn Koepp to the $123,000 a year job, the Senate's top employee.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: blanco; charlesjones; emails; glennkoepp; johnhainkel; lasenate; mikebaer; pauletteirons; robertadley; sexuallyexplicit; sherricheek

1 posted on 03/18/2004 5:13:38 AM PST by Theodore R.
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To: Theodore R.
"He did not apologize but returned to his Senate offices last week and phoned senators to offer them unsolicited advice."

I can imagine just what his "advice" consisted of! hehehe

"I suggest you take this apology and stick it where da craw-dads don't crawl!"
2 posted on 03/18/2004 5:21:06 AM PST by steplock (
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To: Theodore R.
Early senility?
Brain bubbles?


3 posted on 03/18/2004 5:21:38 AM PST by Servant of the 9 (Screwing the Inscrutable or is it Scruting the Inscrewable?)
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To: Theodore R.
One of my sons and about 10 other employees of a large Mid-western Bank, recieved rather RISQUE pictures and comments sent by a FEMALE employee who was dating a another employee a couple of years ago.

The E-mail was sent by accident OF COURSE. The thing is... she was not fired, just "talked to" and all those who received the pix. Well, they were told to keep it quiet or they could find jobs around the corner, so to speak. The bank did not wnat to be embarrassed. ooo laa laa.

I told my son that maybe it was better to move-on anyway, since one of the women in question, was his boss.

He did move on last year, gladly.

4 posted on 03/18/2004 5:27:30 AM PST by Lion in Winter
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To: Servant of the 9
I was thinking the same thing. After 32 years on the job... WHY? Mental illness, perhaps?
5 posted on 03/18/2004 5:29:06 AM PST by Lion in Winter
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To: Theodore R.

Did I miss his party affiliation? I gather since he had the office for so long, he must be a Democrat, but I couldn't find that information in the article.
6 posted on 03/18/2004 5:34:58 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: Lion in Winter
I will give you one better than that. My wife was a shift supervisor at a hotel chain's reservation center. There was a rule about hanging up on a caller if the caller starting talking obscenely. They fired a white girl because she kept talking to one. About a week later my wife caught a black girl doing the same thing, she followed procedure and had another supervisor listen to confirm what was occurring she then sent the girl home. Within two weeks both my wife and the other supervisor were demoted, both of them were harassed until they left the company. Guess what happened to the black girl, that's right nothing.
7 posted on 03/18/2004 5:42:38 AM PST by sticker
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To: kittymyrib
No party affiliation guarantees it's a 'D'
8 posted on 03/18/2004 5:58:50 AM PST by OldFriend (Always understand, even if you remain among the few)
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To: sticker
One thing for sure one had better be very careful who they fire and why.
9 posted on 03/18/2004 6:09:17 AM PST by Lion in Winter
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To: OldFriend
Actually, I "believe" I read when this story first surfaced in November that Mr. Baer is "Republican." I could be wrong. He had defenders and critics from both parties. LA though is 66 percent registered Democrat.
10 posted on 03/18/2004 8:16:38 AM PST by Theodore R. (When will they ever learn?)
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