Thursday, March 20, 2003

Dr. Frist, I Presume?



I can't figure out if Josh Marshall is joking or not.

Apparently, Josh is bemused because the NYT is calling Bill Frist "Dr. Frist" instead of what Marshall believes is "the more appropriate Mr. Frist."

I don't get it. Frist is a medical doctor with an active license. He still practices, at least on his charity visits to Africa. If you can't call a medical doctor "Dr.," who can you?

Does Marshall object to "Dr. King," "Dr. Kissenger," or "Doctor Dre"? If not, why not?