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May 18, 2010


James K. Poole

The use of the pseudo-title "General" by civilian government officials such as solicitors general or attorneys general is a pathetic effort to seize upon the perceived glamor of militry rank by officials who should be able to rely upon the authority and dignity of their own titles. What's wrong with "Mr. (or Ms.) Solicitor General" rather than turning an adjective into a phony title? Remember "Mr. District Attorney?"

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