During yesterday's NBC Nightly News, White House correspondent David "Stretch" Gregory reported on the impending departure of Bush communications czar/nonpariel spinmeister Dan Bartlett.
It got a little uncomfortable from my side of the TV when he referred to Bartlett on second reference as "Dan."
Which is fine if he's calling up Bartlett for a comment or running into him outside the press room and saying hi.
But even if the two of them carpool and play squash together once a week, "Dan" is still "Bartlett" to the rest of us. And for Gregory when he's on the air.