We had quite a discussion among the C&L staff about this yesterday. Some said it's egalitarian to refer to the President of the United States by his
November 26, 2008

We had quite a discussion among the C&L staff about this yesterday. Some said it's egalitarian to refer to the President of the United States by his first name. I disagree, and though I did call George Bush a few names in the past eight years, I didn't call him George or even, very often, Dubya. How do you feel about the whole "Barack" thing? President-Elect Obama's team uses it in outgoing email.

And this is an open thread, too.

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