Skip to comments.Caption the Honorable Elena Kagan (barf)
Posted on 06/28/2010 10:38:19 AM PDT by Lucky9teen
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan smiles on as she takes her seat on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday June 28, 2010, prior to the start of her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The federal usage is expressed in the United States Department of State may also (informally) refer to these other people, although such a title is by no means official.
* The President and Vice President of the United States (who are referred to as Excellency when traveling abroad), United States Senators, and United States Representatives, as well as Presidents-, Vice Presidents-, Senators-, and Representatives-elect (or Designates in cases of Senators appointed but not yet seated). * All federal and state judges, justices of the peace, and magistrates, whether appointed or elected. * Court clerks occasionally. * Appointed heads of the federal executive departments (United States Cabinet officers) and Cabinet-level officers, as well as appointed heads of the independent agencies * Assistants to the President above the rank of "Special Assistant to President" * Special (or "Personal") Envoys * Most appointees that must be confirmed by the Senate, such as ambassadors of the United States (who are referred to as Excellency when traveling abroad). United States Attorneys and military officers are not granted the style, although they are confirmed by the Senate. * Officers of the House of Representatives and of the Senate (e.g., Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, Secretary of the Senate) * Heads of elected legislative bodies such as the U.S. Senate, Congress, as well as State, County, and City legislatures. * Governors, lieutenant governors, statewide elected officers such as the state Attorneys General, and members of a governor's cabinet. In some states, an incumbent governor is also referred to as Excellency by long-established custom or by some legislative or constitutional act.
Federal usage also notes that the style of "Honorable" is used for life. This would include persons convicted of crimes after leaving office, resigned under a cloud, or who were removed from office (i.e. impeached or recalled). 
In the Commonwealth of Kentucky, commissioned Kentucky Colonels are considered members of the Governor's Staff and his honorary aides-de-camp, and as such are entitled to the style of "Honorable" as indicated on their commission certificates. The commission and letters patent granted by the Governor and Secretary of State bestowing the title of Kentucky Colonel refers to the honoree as "Honorable First Name Last Name". However, this style is rarely used, most Kentucky Colonels preferring to be referred to and addressed as "Colonel".
The style "The Honorable," or the abbreviation of "Hon." is used on envelopes when referring to the individual in the third person, i.e. in a formal introduction. It generally is not used with an additional style or title, such as Dr. or The Reverend, though it can be used with post-nominal letters (e.g., "The Hon. John H. Sununu, Ph.D"). Other modifiers ("The Right Honorable," "The Most Honorable") are not used in American practice.
A spouse of someone with the style of "The Honorable" receives no additional style, unless personally entitled to the style. The wife of former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, Michele Ridge, does not receive the style, even though her husband has held various offices (governor, U.S. Representative, Secretary of Homeland Security, and assistant to the president) that would grant the style for life under all usages. The wife of current Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, Marjorie Rendell, is a federal judge, appointed years prior to Rendell's election as Governor, and is styled "The Honorable."
Aside from the prefix "The Honorable," the spoken form of address, "Your Honor," is used when addressing judges, justices, and magistrates (who are addressed as such when presiding in court). When speaking of a judge in this manner in the third person, "Your Honor" becomes "His/Her Honor."
Did the Republican senators actually follow through on their threat not to show up?
"Holy Smokes her caboose is almost as wide as Hillary's!!"
My, my. Is it a prerequisite that one must look like a middle aged portly drag queen in order to be a female liberal?
I have no caption...all I can say is BARF!
I bet she has a urinal at home
I think I’m blind.
All I saw was her sitting there looking like she had smelled something bad.
Who’s that other woman with the stringy hair?
I can’t decide which one is homlier.
Obligatory “Carpet Muncher” Alert!
I think it's a requirement just to be a liberal, period.
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