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White House Misspells Brazilian Leaderís Name, Bumps Visit With Obama to Saturday
Associated Press ^ | March 13 2009 | Bradley Brooks

Posted on 03/13/2009 10:25:37 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Rio de Janeiro (AP) - His meet-and-greet with the U.S. president was bumped to Saturday, and when the White House announced his official visit, they misspelled his name.

But when Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva becomes the first Latin American leader to sit down with President Barack Obama this weekend, he brings undisputed clout.

Silva runs the world's fifth-most-populous nation and ninth-largest economy and has close ties with leaders across the political spectrum. He's been asked to lobby Obama for free trade on behalf of conservatives in Colombia and for dropping the U.S. embargo against communist Cuba. Even Hugo Chavez has asked Silva to carry an olive branch to the new administration.

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TOPICS: Cuba; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abovemypaygrade; amateurhour; bho44; bhocuba; blunders; brazil; gaffe; gaffemachine; goodgrief; macacamoment; obamagaffes; potatoe; pravdamedia; silva; spellingfail; typo
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1 posted on 03/13/2009 10:25:37 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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Denmark better be on the lookout...they’re offending roughly in alphabetic order.


2 posted on 03/13/2009 10:27:03 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: MNlurker

alphabetical works too


3 posted on 03/13/2009 10:27:34 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Too bad this isn´t a joke. Too bad I won´t wake up and it will be Nov 3rd, 2008 tomorrow.


4 posted on 03/13/2009 10:27:44 AM PDT by villagerjoel ("Gun control is a prerequisite for genocide." - Unknown)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This will be fun to watch......at our expense, as has become the norm.


5 posted on 03/13/2009 10:27:57 AM PDT by unkus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There is something very odd going on in the White House.

Obama seems to have little time for foreign leaders and the underlings handling the details are very sloppy.

This indicates something far more important is going on.


6 posted on 03/13/2009 10:28:06 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: MNlurker

Britain, Brazil...we’ve got China worried...

LOL


7 posted on 03/13/2009 10:28:25 AM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Welcome to Barak Obama's Amateur Hour
8 posted on 03/13/2009 10:30:20 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (New Obama Mantra, "Screw World Peace, I'll Buy You A Pony.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t believe this is a careless error. It, like that of Britain’s PM visit, appears to be a full fledged snubbing of critical US allies throughout the world. And I’ll bet anyone who cares to do so that the Obozo WH will not snub petty tyrants or misspell their name.


9 posted on 03/13/2009 10:30:50 AM PDT by mgc1122
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Thank goodness Obama is restoring America’s reputation around the world after 8 years of that illiterate bully, Chimpy McBushitler!


10 posted on 03/13/2009 10:30:55 AM PDT by Sloth (The tree of liberty desperately needs watering.)
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“There is something very odd going on in the White House.

Obama seems to have little time for foreign leaders and the underlings handling the details are very sloppy.

This indicates something far more important is going on.”

Or that there are just dumb ass punks running the country.
I choose the latter.

11 posted on 03/13/2009 10:31:24 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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“something very odd going on”

I don’t know what it is, but it strikes me the same way. All jokes and criticisms aside, it just doesn’t seem rational.—JM


12 posted on 03/13/2009 10:31:49 AM PDT by Jubal Madison (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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All Cuba needs to do to drop the embargo is to pay Americans for the property seized when the Revolution nationalized it.

With interest.

They teach kids today that the embargo was put in place because Cuba is Communist, and they naturally believe that.

13 posted on 03/13/2009 10:32:01 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, they misspelled his name, hey, no harm no foul-after all, it’s not like they were Republicans, right?/s;)


14 posted on 03/13/2009 10:32:36 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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The Saturday meeting will get bumped too....it’s the weekend and Barack doesn’t work on the weekends.


15 posted on 03/13/2009 10:34:01 AM PDT by cblue55 (I miss Tony Snow)
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I bet Obama doesn’t mispell Chavez or Castro’s name.


16 posted on 03/13/2009 10:34:11 AM PDT by DannyTN (Impeach and Deport)
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I wonder if they will let Joe Biden handle a future India state visit based on his knowledge of convenience stores, slurpees and Asian Americans.


17 posted on 03/13/2009 10:34:58 AM PDT by rod1
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Amazingly enough Castro, Chavez, and that little sawed off Iranian’s names tags are always perfectly spelled by this administration...


18 posted on 03/13/2009 10:34:59 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This pattern that we’re seeing from this administration on foreign relations is bizarre.


19 posted on 03/13/2009 10:35:19 AM PDT by chpmass
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To: DannyTN

Beat me to it :)


20 posted on 03/13/2009 10:35:22 AM PDT by MNlurker
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