Word of the Day
Wednesday January 11, 2012
- Of or pertaining to a governor.
As media types, we like it that the Republicans have had numerous and often lively encounters as a run-up to the primary season and think those who object to the number of debates protest too much. Too few would be a problem, as Texas voters well know from the 2010 gubernatorial campaign.
"What's just right? Number of debates raises a Goldilocks question.", Houston Chronicle, Jan 10, 2012
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is currently the target of a recall effort spearheaded by national public employee unions. If his opponents get enough signatures by next Tuesday, Wisconsin could hold a gubernatorial election this summer. The outcome is crucial to the future of the country.
Nick Schulz, "Why U.S. should cheer for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker", USA TODAY, Jan 10, 2012
Origin of the Word
Gubernatorial, approximately 1734, derives from Amererican English from Latin gubernator, from Latin gubernare "to direct, rule, guide, govern" + -al.