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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:02 PM

Question about Romney:

Why do Repugs (and sometimes Dems) insist on calling him "Governor Romney?" He isn't Governor anymore. At least "former Governor Romney" is accurate.

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Brigid Jun 2012 OP
riderinthestorm Jun 2012 #1
joycejnr Jun 2012 #2
beac Jun 2012 #5
Life Long Dem Jun 2012 #3
Brigid Jun 2012 #4
beac Jun 2012 #6
dimbear Jun 2012 #7

Response to Brigid (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:04 PM

1. I believe that once a politician has been elected, they retain the honorific

at least in public affairs. So President Jimmy Carter will be announced that way even if its been decades since he held the office.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:10 PM

2. Easy...

...just like Dubya is called King George.

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Response to joycejnr (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:24 PM

5. I prefer the honorific

"Mr. Pretzeldent" for the Dim Son, but to each his own.




And WELCOME to DU!

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:12 PM

3. Have you seen his record as governor?

 

I don't see the problem in reminding people.

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Response to Life Long Dem (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:20 PM

4. I think "Former Governor Romney" has the same effect.

I just call him "Romney" myself. That's the most respect he deserves.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:28 PM

6. Alas, once you've held office, you get that title for life.

Even that half-term nincompoop frost-vixen quitter-queen Palin gets called "Governor." And if that's not reason enough to end the tradition, sadly, nothing likely will.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 12:03 AM

7. The polite thing to call him is Bishop Romney. He's said himself he doesn't want to be thought

of as a politician.

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