July 9, 2009

"White House spells Obama's name wrong."

"Barak."

29 comments:

Hoosier Daddy said...

If you listen carefully you can hear Hillary cackling down in Foggy Bottom.

kentuckyliz said...

I can never remember if there's a c in there or not. When I put it in, it looks like Bill the Cat--ack!

I suppose over time I shall learn the proper spelling as more foaming-at-the-mouth librals name their idiot children after this idiot president.

(ooh, I'm doing good, vicious snark even before my morning caffeine)

kentuckyliz said...

Hoosier, is that Hillary with two L's, or Hilary with one L?

Freeman Hunt said...

Liz, you're assuming the parents will spell it right.

NightBastard said...

my grizzled old hippie neighbor swears on a stack of grant applications that his 16 year old son Clinton is not named after Slick.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Can you just imagine if someone spelled her name wrong?

Hoo boy!

JAL said...

This is from the Micromanaging Administration. (Maybe that's why?)

Basics of diplomacy, protocol and just plain detail do not seem to matter.

Smart diplomacy? Ha.

Be careful he doesn't give Alaska back in the fine print.

Michael Hasenstab said...

It's Borak, like in the movie, right?

CarmelaMotto said...

I am sure the diplomat was just very TIRED. You know how you make silly mistakes when you are TIRED. Come on, give them a break!

EnigmatiCore said...

Houses, even White ones, do not write.

chickenlittle said...

I thought they were just transitioning us from Barack to Barak (Arabic: بارك ‎).

bearbee said...

Modify SpellCheck.......

Rrrufff ruf rufff rufff

Pogo said...

'Barack' is still red-underlined in Blogger.

But misspelled by the WH staff?
Prob'ly they add and delete zeros here and there, too. What's the diff?

We're in the bestest of hands.

Michael McNeil said...

Probably the last “Barak”-sounding name the guy who wrote it had encountered was Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak during the Bill Clinton peace talks with Arafat.

Scott M said...

I'm sure that was a North Korean cyberattack. Not a mispelling on the part of this administration. How could The One get anything wrong?

former law student said...

The typist worked so hard to get "Dmitry Medvedev" right, s/he didn't notice "Barack" was misspelled.

Pogo said...

You may call me Terry, you may call me Jimmy
You may call me Bobby, you may call me Zimmy
You may call me Barack, you may call me Barry
You may call me anything but no matter what you say.

You're gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you're gonna have to serve somebody.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Barak is how it is spelled in the original Klingon.

Christopher said...

Well, you can call me Ray, or you can call me Jay, or you can call me Ray Jay or you can call me R.J. - but ya doesn't hasta call me Barak!

Honestly, am I the only one who thought of the great Raymond J. Johnson, Jr.?

MadisonMan said...

EnigmatiCore: You made me chuckle. But your point is so true.

What if we actually knew the name of the person who did this; what if they couldn't hide behind the moniker White House?

MadisonMan said...

There are other interesting reads at that link: Mike Murphy ripping into Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint saying we're in 1930s Germany.

It mystifies me, though, that they felt the need to point out -- in a big long article -- that Franken is dead last in Senate Seniority. Duh.

Pogo said...

"Honestly, am I the only one who thought of the great Raymond J. Johnson, Jr.?"

That's the changed line in Dylan's lyrics above ('You may call me R.J., you may call me Ray')

JAL said...

Michael H!! How are ya? You've been missing some 150 - 200+ threads!

Where are ya?

Who's going to win the mileage game?

Elliott A said...

Why pay attention to small details like how to spell the boss's name when you are busy with creating a Utopia?

All my employees (12) know that it is 2 l's and 2 t's!

Michael Hasenstab said...

@JAL Thanks for asking. Part way through the trip and in Anchorage for a few days, Total mileage this far is approaching 4500.

Ophir said...

It's better to misspell Barack than Obama.

k*thy said...

Happens to me all the time. With the first name, they seem to think I spelled it wrong. With the last, they're just lazy and don't pay attention. How hard is it to spell Elliott?

Eli Blake said...

The former (Clinton-era) Prime Minister of Israel was named Ehud Barak.

Maybe the typist last worked doing international invitations in the Clinton White House and got used to spelling it that way.

NKVD said...

They are all innumerate, why not be illiterate, too?

They should just stick with Hussein.