A while back I peeved
about the wasteful and constant use of titles, which seems to be much stronger this year. In earlier elections, announcers and commentators mainly referred to politicians by last name without title. This year, it's always Senator McCain, Senator Clinton, Senator Obama. (Pronounced Snrcain, Snrclinton, Snrbama.) But it was rarely Governor Palin; she was mainly called Sarah Palin.
This insistence on title is slightly unAmerican, because the original purpose of splitting these colonies from Britain was to get rid of the nobility and titles.
Now that Obama has been elected, it's getting even worse. Announcers now refer to him every single goddamn time as "Senator Obama oh ha ha I mean President Elect Obama" or "Senator Obama President Elect Obama". (Pronounced Snrbamaprezlekbama.)