Thursday, April 17, 2008

Title bout

Apparently U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) (right) prefers to be called
"Congressman." That's how she describes herself on the web. It's even how she signs her name.
The National Organization for Women is not happy. “When they refer to themselves as congresswoman, this sounds different because it is different. I think that is significant,” said Latifa Lyles (above left), NOW's spokesm-, um, spokesw-, um, spokesperson.
Here's a crazy thought:
Compromise. Use Blackburn's official title, U.S. Representative. Same with Lyles, for that matter; it's Vice President. Then focus attention where it belongs, on the legislator's voting record.

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