Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Speaker, President, and President III

In recent years, the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives has changed his standard announcement for presidential speeches to Congress. I wrote about it here and here. In short, they stopped referring to the vice president as "Mr. President" (he is the president of the Senate).

Last night they messed it up even further. It may have been historic to say "Madam Speaker," but why cut out the vice president entirely?

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