Author Topic: Sources: Ryan to be called 'mister,' not 'congressman,' at debate  (Read 636 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online mystery-ak

  • Owner
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 257,232
http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/?hp=bh

Sources: Ryan to be called 'mister,' not 'congressman,' at debate
By MAGGIE HABERMAN |
10/11/12 3:28 PM EDT

When Paul Ryan and Joe Biden take the debate stage tonight in Danville, Ky., the form of address the vice president is supposed to use with his opponent is "mister" instead of "congressman," two sources confirmed to POLITICO.

The form of address is part of the detailed memorandum of understanding between the two camps, according to the sources familiar with the document. Such MOUs detail specifics ranging from how footage of the debates can be used to podium placement, and so forth.

A Biden spokeswoman didn't imediately respond to a question about the MOU. A Ryan aide indicated it had been discussed but that it didn't appear to have made it into the MOU.

The sources did not spell out with precision why "mister" was preferable to "congressman," but it is almost certainly because of the low approval ratings overall of Congress.

Support the USO

Offline Badeye

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 8,915
Re: Sources: Ryan to be called 'mister,' not 'congressman,' at debate
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 04:13:34 PM »
Its a big F'in deal!  :silly:

Before the nights out, Biden will go over the top in his attacks, and that will be that.

Given all the heat Obama took from the Left inside the party, and from the media, Biden will undoubtedly
over compensate, and will Obama next week.
Romney doesn't know how to fail.

Offline evadRē

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 3,197
Re: Sources: Ryan to be called 'mister,' not 'congressman,' at debate
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 04:15:34 PM »
".. but it is almost certainly because of the low approval ratings overall of Congress."
My thoughts exactly.
Who would want to be associated with that vile bunch of villains.
November 6, 2012, a day in infamy...the death of a republic as we know it.

Offline DCPatriot

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 32,810
Re: Sources: Ryan to be called 'mister,' not 'congressman,' at debate
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012, 04:47:29 PM »
Quote

The sources did not spell out with precision why "mister" was preferable to "congressman," but it is almost certainly because of the low approval ratings overall of Congress.


Lyndon B. Johnson said that Senator is to Congressman is the same as chicken salad to chickensh*t.
"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

"Journalism is about covering the news.  With a pillow.  Until it stops moving."    - Iowahawk


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf