An earlier post on this blog actually understated the truth about individuals who currently hold a public office that calls for its occupant to be addressed as honorable when it pointed out that such individuals almost certainly are not honorable and are unworthy of any such honorific.
Eric Holder, the nation's attorney general and head of the bureaucratic body that he has transformed into the Department of Just Us, proves the point. In his lengthy tenure at the public trough Mr. Holder has wracked up an awesome record of public disservice. He deserves to be, and in any rational society he would be addressed as The Contemptible Eric Holder.
Mr. Holder may get his comeuppance for displaying contempt for the body of his fellow contemptibles who comprise the U.S. House of Reprehensibles.
But I digress. The point is that citizens who are gainfully employed in the private sector would be well advised to knock public office holders back down into their rightful place as public servants . . . and a good place to start would be by no longer addressing any of them as the honorable anything. In fact, we should begin addressing anyone who has become accustomed to being addressed as The Honorable So-and So as The Contemptible So-and-So. The Con. makes a good substitute and today is far more accurate in almost all instances.