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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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To: Free ThinkerNY

Incredible. They didn’t spell his name right?

Obama is heading the most powerful country in the world and the people he hires are illiterate.


21 posted on 03/13/2009 10:36:29 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: cblue55

Which restaurant in Chicago is he eating at this weekend?


22 posted on 03/13/2009 10:36:32 AM PDT by chpmass
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To: ladyjane

They’re all supposed to be so much smarter and sophisticated than the Bush administration too! Remember how the world was going to love us. We’re going to be a laughingstock if this stuff continues.


23 posted on 03/13/2009 10:37:43 AM PDT by chpmass
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Aw c’mon now... the sheep are comforted so long as The One can say and spell H-O-P-E and C-H-A-N-G-E.


24 posted on 03/13/2009 10:37:44 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Christian and armed)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The amateur hour continues.


25 posted on 03/13/2009 10:40:41 AM PDT by mylife ( The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama continues to FAIL.

Obama achieves another first.-—his selected administration is the most incompetent in American history.


26 posted on 03/13/2009 10:41:40 AM PDT by Gator113 (For America to Survive, Obama Must Fail.....)
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To: MNlurker

“Amazingly enough Castro, Chavez, and that little sawed off Iranian’s names tags are always perfectly spelled by this administration...”

And 0 can in an oh-so-sophisticated manner, pronounce the words Pawk-ee-stawn and Tawlee-bahn.

I though 0 was going to rescue America’s tattered reputation around the world. I’ll bet he doesn’t dis Putin or Hu like he has those “tiny little countries.”


27 posted on 03/13/2009 10:42:09 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Christian and armed)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How did they misspell his name?

To be fair, I tend to misspell Obambi’s name as “That Farging Icehole” (/Roman Moroni), but it’s mostly typographical.


28 posted on 03/13/2009 10:42:59 AM PDT by MortMan (Power without responsibility-the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages. - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Once - oops, sorry, blame some poor underling

Twice, three times, four times, whatever the current count - nope, that’s intentional


29 posted on 03/13/2009 10:43:03 AM PDT by bgill
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To: chpmass

Smarter and more sophisticated than the Bush administration? Ha!

Obama’s grammar is poor and he misuses words. No wonder he never wrote any articles for the Law Review.

In terms of sophistication, he flunks there too. Did you see how he holds a wine glass? What a vulgarian. His wife may be worse. She shows up in cocktail dresses for official meetings and calls black-tie events formal. (White-tie is formal, black-tie is semi-formal.) Grrr...they get me irritated.


30 posted on 03/13/2009 10:43:11 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Erik Latranyi

It may indicate stupid, illiterate ACORN workers are running the show.


31 posted on 03/13/2009 10:43:27 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Come on, it’s not like it was Hugo Chavez or whoeverthehell the leader of Hamas is.


32 posted on 03/13/2009 10:43:42 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Islamic agenda.


33 posted on 03/13/2009 10:44:48 AM PDT by donna (Sarah Palin: "...all of us, who consider ourselves progressive...")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lula’s sharper than Obama. The Columbia FTA is critical. Cuba opening would kill the Castro regime as well.


34 posted on 03/13/2009 10:47:18 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

This is Obama’s idea of a charm offensive. Light on the charm and heavy on the offensive.

At least Hamas, Castro and Chavez are happy.


35 posted on 03/13/2009 10:49:33 AM PDT by Moorka
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To: rod1

Remember how they tore in to Bush I when he misspoke about a register scanner?

Could you imagine if Palin had made that remark?


36 posted on 03/13/2009 10:49:43 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: chpmass

Dixie Kitchen in Hyde Park


37 posted on 03/13/2009 10:50:39 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

bad, Bad, BAD!


38 posted on 03/13/2009 10:51:20 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Revolting cat!

Obama offends a brazillion people...


39 posted on 03/13/2009 10:52:37 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("I certainly hope he (Bush) doesn’t succeed" - Democratic strategist James Carville 9-11-2001)
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To: villagerjoel

And then what? Another 4 years...that’s what. The GOP has yet to field or even hype up a single person who can run against the wind machine known as Obama in 2012.


40 posted on 03/13/2009 10:53:31 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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