March 23, 2002
THE GREAT MENTIONER :Several decades ago, Russell Baker coined the term "The Great Mentioner", to describe the Washington ritual whereby journalists would breathlessly report that "so-and-so has been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate." A politician could know that he had made it when he began to be "mentioned" by The Great Mentioner. Here in Blogadelphia we have our own version of The Great Mentioner : Professor Glenn Reynolds, aka : Instapundit.
Posted by Orrin Judd at March 23, 2002 12:30 AM