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RBW: “Wonder if Managing Editor Gary Graham refers to former President Carter as James Earl.”

DFO: Funny you should mention that. In our Editorial Board meeting today, we discussed the Chris/Christine name change. One of the Edit Boarders mentioned that Jimmy Carter might have been the first presidential candidate to go with his nickname rather than his given one. Jerry Ford, for example, was dubbed Gerald. Richard Nixon was known by his proper first name when he wasn’t being called “Tricky Dick.” Someday, there’ll probably be a swing back to formality.


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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