Senator Clinton

I try on this blog to always refer to New York’s junior senator as either “Hillary Clinton,” “Senator Clinton,” or “Clinton,” and never “Hillary.” I’d thought about blogging on this question of nomenclature and labeling the “Hillary” alternative sexist, but I suppose that’s complicated by the fact that Clinton and her aides encourage the “Hillary” usage (a less ambiguous case is referring to the Secretary of State as “Condi”) but now that J. Goodrich and Mark Schmitt mention it, I may as well chime in as well — unless you make a habit of being on a first-name basis with US Senators, don’t call her “Hillary.”