The AP Celebrates the Election With New Style Rules!

ggap.jpgThe AP has announced that with the new President will come new style rules for referring to Presidents and other heads of state. Per today’s release:

The Associated Press is adopting a universal style for referring to all heads of state, including the United States. Effective Thursday at 3 a.m. EST, the AP will use the title and first and family names on first reference: President George W. Bush, not just President Bush; President-elect Barack Obama, not just President-elect Obama; President Nicolas Sarkozy, not just President Sarkozy.

You get the picture. No doubt someone in the GOP was hoping for the whole shebang; namely that on first reference Obama would be President-elect Barack Hussein Obama, which come to think of it would be pretty awesome.