Monday, January 28, 2002

They call me Dr. Tibbs- A stab at Little Sanity's comment on the Grey Lady's inconsistancy with "Dr. West and Mr. Summers." since Lawrence Summers has an earned Ph.D. in Econ, if memory serves. In the political sphere, it's not typical to call a Ph.D. "Dr. Smith." People like Bill Bennett, Ralph Reed, Phil and Wendy Gramm, Newt Gingrich, Lynne Cheney all have earned doctorates, yet the Second Lady's not called "Dr. Cheney" or the former Speaker "Dr Gingrich." I could have easily slipped into that pattern if I were writing on l'affair West, thinking of Summers as a politician from his Treasury days. Give the NYT a bit of slack on this one, saving our blogfire for when they really deserve it.

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