Confusing good and evil, sense and nonsense, ethical and unethical, scientific and crackpot—all these really irritate me. I think labels matter and that it’s important to assign them correctly and fairly. I also believe in recognizing merit when it’s earned. So I wasn’t too thrilled when commenter scott e called Mike Zullo: “Commander Zullo.”
Now I am perfectly willing, and indeed desirous of calling Mike Zullo by his proper title. I see “Lt. Zullo” or “Detective Zullo” on birther blogs; however, I have no knowledge (and I have been paying attention) that Zullo bears any law enforcement title in his role heading the Maricopa County Arizona Cold Case Posse, a 501(3)(c) non-profit educational charity. A couple of decades ago, it is reported, Zullo had a job with a municipal police department, but the title he held then is not known. Mr. Zullo is certainly welcome to leave a comment to this article clarifying his title. I’ll start using it.
The photo is of a character named Commando Cody from a movie serial, Radar Men from the Moon. The “Z” on the costume was added.
[Update: The correct title for Mike Zullo within the Cold Case Posse (later disbanded) is “commander.”]