Sunday, July 17, 2005

Speaker, President, and President

Once upon a time, the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives announced the president's arrival at the State of the Union as follows:

Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, the President of the United States.

The vice president serves as president of the Senate, meaning he is referred to as "Mr. President."

Recently it has been changed to:

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, the President of the United States.

What explains the change? I kind of like it the old way.


Blogger Brian said...

I'm guessing some people are idiots and don't get the difference so they changed it.

July 17, 2005 7:11 PM  
Blogger chrisheadrick said...

"Mr. President, the President of the US" is kinda like my friend Natasha Kopp, who had a sister who was a doctor who was dating a guy who's last name was Police. So she could have been Dr. Police-Kopp.

July 18, 2005 12:29 PM  
Blogger Mayor of Tommyville said...

Maybe because the left can't stomach hearing Dick Cheney referred to as "Mr. President" without a sudden attack of Tourettes.

July 18, 2005 8:12 PM  

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