by Michael C.
During his presidential
campaign, Bernie Sanders referred to Hillary
Clinton as Secretary Clinton. His strategists
believed that the term secretary
conveyed inferiority, as in She was only
When Sanders became
president, he sought to eliminate all the titles
in his administration beginning with secretary.
Hence forth, they would be replaced with the term
commissar, as in Commissar of Defense,
Commissar of State, and Commissar of Education .
A Republican Congress was
quick to strike down his initiative.