She attached an intriguing story out of Rhode Island, pointing out that during his final year in the Senate, Mr. Chafee had an identical American Conservative Union rating (12) asDemocratic Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein of California, andDebbie Stabenow of Michigan.
No ego here
We had to laugh when Rep. Tom Udall, New Mexico Democrat, recalled the story surrounding Pamela Minzner becoming the first female chief justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, and lawyers wanted to know what to call her.
“New Mexico lawyers had never used the phrase ‘madam chief justice,’ so they decided to inquire if they could call her ‘Chief Justice Minzner.’ The chief justice’s reply speaks volumes about her personality,” says the congressman.
“She told the shocked lawyers, ‘Just call me Pam.’ ”
John McCaslin can be reached at 202/636-3284 or jmccaslin@washingtontimes .com.
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