Thursday, July 28, 2005

Roberts Nickname Contest

From Timothy Noah:

Earlier this week, I invited Slate readers to invent a nickname President Bush could give his Supreme Court nominee, John Roberts Jr., to show him who's boss. (Although everybody in Washington pretends that Bush's penchant for bestowing nicknames is boyishly endearing, in fact, as Garry Trudeau has observed, it's an ugly ritual of domination.) The reader entries were, as usual, very fine, but they revealed a tension in the exercise that hadn't occurred to me up front.
The finalists are:
3rd Runner-Up: Roeminator
(from reader Seth Chamberlain)

2nd Runner-Up: Ned Flanders
(from reader Alison Miller)

1st Runner-Up: Hoosier Daddy
(from an anonymous reader)

And the winner is ...

I think you'll like the winner.

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