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First Lady or ‘First Laddy’?

With the recent addition of Cindy McCain, we now have profiles of all three of 2008’s potential presidential spouses: McCain, Michelle Obama, and Bill Clinton.

What to call Clinton if he becomes the nation’s first male First Lady? He himself has the best idea so far: “My Scottish friends suggested ‘First Laddy.'”

That aside, most others seems to agree that “First Gentleman” has the best shot. For example, ABC News examined the role of the male presidential spouse last year, and those interviewed (including the redoubtable Letitia Baldridge, former chief of staff to Jackie Kennedy) used First Gentleman as a matter of course.

Michigan’s current First Gentleman, the husband of Gov. Jennifer Granholm, has his own ideas on the topic.

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