Sophie Pollitt-Cohen ’09 has an Op-Ed piece in The New Haven Register which offers a suggestion to Connecticut’s Senator Chris Dodd about revitalizing his public image: a folksy new nickname.
To succeed in America, Dodd must embrace dressed-down democracy. He must appear naked (appear as in seem, not as in show up without pants), his motives and means of governing transparent. His frequent Twittering about the UConn Huskies is good. A nickname is even better.
A name without frills shows that you are a person without frills, someone who just cares about getting important things done. You’re not hiding behind a snobby title.[…] Dodd should learn from Adams’ error and devise a nickname that is fun and reminds us he is down to party with the people, not just that he lies around rubbing his belly with money or giving other rich people money to rub their own bellies. Maybe something like The Big Funky or Party Man XXTreme? I’m also open to C-Bone and C-Tone. I’m sure his campaign can hire a soon-to-be college graduate to make up a good one.
New Haven Register: Dodd better deliver folksy nickname