‘The General’

“General,” state Sen. Sandy Cunningham (D-31) pronounced with zest in her address this afternoon of Acting Attorney General John Hoffman.

Member after member of the Senate Budget Committee used the title during the course of Hoffman’s presentation, freshly in the public consciousness as a consequence of Bridgegate.

Former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Chairman David Samson was exhaustively “The General” in email and text message accounts owing to his status as a former attorney general.

Only state Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz (D-29) briefly grappled with the term prior to addressing Hoffman.

“What’s the proper term here?” she asked. “AG?”

Someone told her “General,” and she complied.

  ‘The General’