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Ed FitzGerald: I Won’t Sign Anything Unless My Name Is Capitalized Correctly


In an item below, I didn’t capitalize the “G” in the name of Democratic Cuyahoga County executive Ed FitzGerald. But as Third Base Politics notices, his campaign is sending out e-mails spelled, “Ed Fitzgerald.”

Apparently this is an enormously big deal to the candidate:

“Effective immediately, regardless of deadlines or emergencies, Ed will no longer sign letters, contracts, documents, etc. that does not have his name spelled properly (Edward FitzGerald),” FitzGerald’s administrative assistant Tanya Hairston wrote. “Additionally, please remember that his last name does have a capital G and should be used accordingly. I have also be informed to please return any documents that does not conform with his instructions to the sender.”

Even in an emergency? Seriously?

So if elected governor, would he not sign a disaster declaration, 11th-hour pardon of a death-row inmate, or key legislation if his name was misspelled? Really?

Re-elect John Kasik Kasich 2014: Because he’s used to having his name misspelled.

Tags: Ed Fitzgerald , John Kasich


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