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AlbertJayNock

Baby Doc returns

OK, I'm not really returning because I never went anywhere. I refer to former Haitian president Jean-Claude  "Baby Doc" Duvalier, who recently returned to Haiti.

I should stress that I do not call myself babydoc because I have any affection for corrupt third world despots. My reasons are explained on my profile page...I  have a job where I hold a position similar to my father, just as Baby Doc Duvalier held the same office as his father, Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier.

I am not the first person to steal Mr.Duvalier's nickname. When I was in graduate school,  Duvalier was in the news a lot, and before he was ousted he was often refered to as "President For Life". When our student ACM president got elected to his second term, he would sign his emails as  "Jeff 'Baby Doc' Smith, President For Life".  It was clear he had no desire to imitate Duvalier's thuggishness, despotism, or corruption. He just thought that Duvalier had a really cool nickname. So do I.

It will be interesting to see what happens with Duvalier. And I must confess, I am also interested to see if I get any blog hits from an increased number of people googling "Baby Doc".

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