Date: October 12, 2018 03:22AM
he played one on TV...and he knew Nelson well enough to know that Nelson was a one-trick pony--the one trick being an obsession with browbeating everyone into reciting the full, long name of the Church instead of using the word "Mormon".
Hinckley was clearly trying to put Nelson in his place in this conference talk in 1990 (yes, Nelson's nagging and OCD on this was apparently getting on everyone's nerves that long ago):https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1990/10/mormon-should-mean-more-good?lang=eng
Hinckley acknowledges Nelson's pet peeve...and then goes on to point out that: (1) it's futile to try to get people to stop using the word Mormon as a nickname for the church/church members; and (2) basically there's nothing wrong with it anyway and, in fact, it's really a good label to have.
Prophet vs. Prophet
In 1990, Nelson was a relatively junior Apostle and Hincklemeister was the Most High Alpha Dog and All-Around Master of the Church, so Hincklemeister easily put the Nelsonator in the dog house. (Reading between the lines, it almost sounds like Hincklemeister was not happy with one of the Nelsonator's conference talks about the evils of the Mormon label.)
But now, the Nelsonator is the Most High Alpha Dog and All-around Master of the Church...and he seems to be doing an end-zone dance on the Hincklemeister's grave. "How ya like me now, gramps! It's my church now! Bye-bye Mormon nickname!"
I was going to say that the Hincklemeister must be rolling in his grave, but my best guess is that he's just steadily decomposing. Be that as it may,the ghost of the Hincklemeister lives on in the nooks and crannies of the Interweb and continues to reject the Nelsonator's pet peeve.
"But I got an impression in my mind!" sez the Nelsonator.
"So what? Your stupid impression was wrong then and it's still wrong and always will be wrong!" sez the ghost of the Hincklemeister.
High drama in low places. Soon to be released as an epic motion picture. Check theater listings for further details.