Vals Kilmer (like "attorneys general"?)

Dave Hause dwhause at JOBE.NET
Tue Mar 28 02:28:52 UTC 2006

I first noticed this when John Ashcroft was AG and considered it as ego run
wild.  Were previous AGs addressed as "General"?
Dave Hause, dwhause at
Waynesville, MO
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis R. Preston" <preston at MSU.EDU>

Of course it is cock-eyed, although French-eyed would be a better
label. The French term (hence the possibility of modifiers to the
eight) indicates the "general" scope of the office-holder's interest,
not a military-like rank at all.


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