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[Puzzleblogger Kevan Choset, July 13, 2005 at 4:37pm] Trackbacks
Initials:

Here's a gimme: There is a person who has been in the news lately whose initials are the same as the initials of his/her job. Who is that person? (Click below for the answer.)

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If you can think of any other people who have this property (whether or not they've recently been in the news), list them in the comments. Try to avoid stretches.

Ken:

PM PM.

Prime Minister (Canada) Paul Martin Jr.

What, no who you had in mind?

Ken
7.13.2005 5:47pm
ARL:
Mark Pritchard
7.13.2005 5:55pm
DaveK (mail):
Chief Judge Carol Jackson (E.D. Mo.)

(Okay, so she's not in the news, at least nationally, but federal judges seem on-point on this blog.)
7.13.2005 6:02pm
Anderson (mail) (www):
Alberto Gonzales, Attorney General.
7.13.2005 6:05pm
Anderson (mail) (www):
Oops, sorry; didn't see that you were giving the answer.
7.13.2005 6:05pm
Maniakes (mail) (www):
Satchel Paige and Sidney Ponson were/are Starting Pitchers.
Tom Brookens was a Third Baseman.
Curt Flood was a Center Fielder.
Ron Fairly was a Right Fielder.
7.13.2005 6:08pm
WB:
Associate Justice Arthur James (Goldberg)
7.13.2005 6:29pm
JF (mail):
US General Ulysses S Grant (although that wasn't really his name)
Arkansas Governor Augustus Garland
Georgia Governor George Gilmer
Indiana Governor Isaac Gray
7.13.2005 6:45pm
GMUSL 1L (mail):
Current NFL Players:
Ronnie Brown - Dolphins RB (just drafted)
Fred Beasley - 49ers FB
Lance Briggs - Bears LB
Tim Euhus - Buffalo TE
Ryan Tucker - Browns RT
Champ Bailey - Broncos CB
Demetric Evans - Redskins DE

stretches:
Wayne, Reggie - Colts WR
Williams, Roy - Lions WR
7.13.2005 6:45pm
Anderson (mail) (www):
Major General Geoffrey Miller is a palindrome ...
7.13.2005 6:51pm
Downtown Lad (mail) (www):
Gay Basher George Bush
7.13.2005 7:22pm
Anonymous:
Seth Gaxman.
7.13.2005 8:01pm
Anon:
I sure could think of a lot of D* L* jobs, Downtown Lad. Perhaps you should get some class and quit trolling.
7.13.2005 8:38pm
Maniakes (mail) (www):
Anon, please don't feed the trolls.
7.13.2005 8:45pm
Syd Henderson (mail):
Professional Hussy Paris Hilton
7.13.2005 9:03pm
Troy H:
BS'er -- Bud Selig
7.13.2005 10:10pm
From Inwood:
Guys

Relax. DL meant to say Gore Basher.
7.13.2005 10:38pm
Downtown Lad (mail) (www):
Oh let's see - "Anon" won't even identify himself and he wants to call me a Troll? I've got about 1000 blog posts to back up my thinking. "Anon" hides behind a facade.

Last time I checked George Bush's chief job did appear to be the Chief Gay Basher of America. Too bad you couldn't come up with a witty thought of your own.

Typical commenters - they freak out when they encounter an independent thought that challenges their thinking.
7.13.2005 11:04pm
Brian G (mail) (www):
I loved the Bud Selig reference.
7.13.2005 11:13pm
Downtown Lad (mail) (www):
Hated Carpetbagger - Hillary Clinton
7.13.2005 11:58pm
Alan K. Henderson (mail) (www):
Will He Retire? - William H. Rehnquist
She's Diving Out - Sandra Day O'Connor
7.14.2005 1:06am
anotherNon:
W.J.C.

Womanizing Jailbait Chaser

Guess Who?
7.14.2005 2:00am
Alan K. Henderson (mail) (www):
Womanizing Jailbait Bimbo Chaser

(to account for the Blythe in his name)
7.14.2005 5:34am
Bill Twist:
Monty Python Micheal Palin.
7.14.2005 9:18am
Froggie mcFrog (mail):
A little off topic but on the question of initials: I was interested in buying one of the cafepress T-shirts with the Justice Thomas quote. But then I noticed the attribution is "Thomas, J." That's obviously not his first initial; is that standard practice for a Justice?
7.14.2005 11:53am
Nobody (mail):
Tiresome Zealot Todd Zywicki
7.14.2005 2:13pm
NickM (mail) (www):
He no longer holds that office, but California recently had State Assemblyman Sam Aanestad.

The following are able to use the title Member of Congress: Michael Capuano, Michael Castle, Michael Conaway, Michael Crapo, and Maria Cantwell.

Nick
7.14.2005 5:34pm
M. Simon (mail) (www):
Does it count that I'm an aerospace electrical engineer who always wanted to work on the Microwave Landing System?

M.L. Simon
7.14.2005 7:09pm
submandave (mail) (www):
Downtown Lad: "they freak out when they encounter an independent thought"

The idea that a toss-off accusation of GWB as a "gay basher" that could have been cribbed from any GLB web-site could be defended as independent thought is less than a joke.

If, on the other hand, you were to actually include quotes and links to anti-Gay or derogatory statements made by the President that would be original.
7.14.2005 8:55pm
Nobody (mail):
Submandave,
This took all of about four seconds on Google:
WH press release

salvation description

Bush hates gay people. I don't think it's subject to serious debate.
7.15.2005 2:31pm
Nobody (mail):
Sorry, that second link should have been:

salvation army
7.15.2005 2:35pm
Alan K. Henderson (mail) (www):
What's hateful about allowing religious or other creed-based organizations to discriminate against people who don't accept the creed?

Back to the topic...

Smuggling Briefs - Sandy Berger
7.15.2005 9:49pm