December 19, 2007

Okay, I haven’t decided yet who I’m voting for, but in the meantime can people please, please, please stop calling Senator Clinton “Hillary” when they refer to every other candidate for any governmental office ever by last name? Please?

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9 Responses to Okay, I haven’t decided yet who I’m voting for, but in the meantime

  1. Alex says:

    It’s not disrespect, it’s familiarity. And that’s a good thing, no? People’s choice, etc.

  2. campbell says:

    That’s better! I made you do that posting you know.

  3. Schorsch says:

    It’s too late. After she made it into the opener of the Simpsons movie, how can you expect the public (writing or not) to change this?

  4. Schorsch says:

    It’s too late. After she made it into the opener of the Simpsons movie, how can you expect the public (writing or not) to change this?

  5. David says:

    What do you mean? And end our esteemed and ongoing tradition of subtly belittling women? Why do you hate America?

  6. mcm says:

    I heard an interesting story on NPR pointing out that her campaign has actually branded her as Hillary, and consistently refers to her that way in the press, on the website, etc.

  7. Bush goes by “W” for the same reason Hillary goes by her first name — to differentiate between their political parent/spouse.

  8. bob says:

    There is historical precedent: “I like Ike”
    you could chalk it up to being famous for something else before running for office (winning WWII, putting up with bill clinton). Still, I can’t help but think that sexism has something to do with it.

  9. Jeffrey says:

    Personally, I’m voting for Laura Roslin. But I would never call her just “Laura.”

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