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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: Frank_2001
So, they misspelled his name, hey, no harm no foul-after all, it’s not like they were Republicans, right?/s;)

It's not like he misspelled POTATO or MACACA.

41 posted on 03/13/2009 10:54:20 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: Erik Latranyi
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.

I think it's more arrogance than sloppiness.

42 posted on 03/13/2009 10:55:37 AM PDT by TravisBickle (Are you talkin' to me?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I never knew St. Patrick’s Day was a federal holiday.


43 posted on 03/13/2009 10:56:26 AM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: MortMan
"How did they mispell his name?

Silva aides said the trip was pushed forward from Tuesday because of the St. Patrick's Day holiday -- making Latin America once again look like an afterthought. Then, the White House announcement misspelled his name as "Luis Ignacio" and put "Lula" -- a nickname that decades ago became a legal part of the Brazilian leader's name -- in quotes.

Correct name: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva The White House quickly corrected the mistake.

44 posted on 03/13/2009 10:59:06 AM PDT by Spunky
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To: Erik Latranyi

nah, democrats are just incompetent when they are in charge. All of this should have been expected.

Remember it is the democrats and their MSM propaganda machine that spread the rumor that they are the smartest people on earth.

With democrats, it is always the opposite of what they claim.


45 posted on 03/13/2009 10:59:16 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

This same stuff happened under Clinton. Remember when coffee went through the roof. Clinton fired his protocol staff - mostly military IIRC. I had a friend there. They insulted the Brazilian top brass.

Makes me wonder if Obama kicked his protocal staff out of the WH before he moved in.


46 posted on 03/13/2009 11:01:45 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: MortMan

If that Fargin Bastage doesn’t stop snubbing dignitaries it’ll be fargin war.


47 posted on 03/13/2009 11:03:51 AM PDT by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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To: TheKidster

Can we deport him to Sweden?


48 posted on 03/13/2009 11:04:49 AM PDT by MortMan (Power without responsibility-the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages. - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Yeah, he’s an incompetant and lazy boob who hires incompetant boobs.


49 posted on 03/13/2009 11:04:55 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: MortMan
Actually I just realized they mispelled both names.

"Luis Ignacio" Correct name: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

50 posted on 03/13/2009 11:07:33 AM PDT by Spunky
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To: MNlurker

Yeah, I’m usually not too bad at foreign names, but I’manutjob’s name just continues to escape me.


51 posted on 03/13/2009 11:07:39 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: MNlurker

Quick, somebody send Brazil a 25 DVD set!


52 posted on 03/13/2009 11:08:49 AM PDT by villagerjoel ("Gun control is a prerequisite for genocide." - Unknown)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
Silva runs the world's fifth-most-populous nation and ninth-largest economy and has close ties with leaders across the political spectrum

I guess it's not that important to spell his name correctly. Idiots.

53 posted on 03/13/2009 11:11:36 AM PDT by lonevoice (This tagline is identical to the one you are reading)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Let’s hear it for the new “smart” diplomacy!


54 posted on 03/13/2009 11:15:17 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Free ThinkerNY
No, no, no...This can't be true, it doesn't fit the template! See, Bush is the idiot - he does stuff like this. In fact he did stuff like this for the last eight years. Obama, on the other hand, is intelligent and thoughtful and open-minded; he'd NEVER do anything careless or stupid. /sarc
55 posted on 03/13/2009 11:25:34 AM PDT by opus86
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To: MNlurker
I guess you figured Cuba should have no problem....

'Luiz Inacio' is mispelled to 'Luis Ignacio'? I guess the incompetents in the new White House didn't know that Brazil speaks Portugese, not Spanish.

56 posted on 03/13/2009 11:25:45 AM PDT by expatpat
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To: expatpat

“I guess the incompetents in the new White House didn’t know that Brazil speaks Portugese, not Spanish.”

Considering that they were educated in public school, what do you expect.

I would laugh except it makes the USA look truly bad in the eyes of the world.


57 posted on 03/13/2009 11:29:40 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

AP also misspelled his name in this article...


58 posted on 03/13/2009 11:30:06 AM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"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."<>P>Maybe they offended him on purpose, rather than just have to tell him, "GTF out of here!"
59 posted on 03/13/2009 11:32:00 AM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Cicero

I didn’t want to try...I can pronounce it and thats good enough in my book. :)


60 posted on 03/13/2009 11:36:52 AM PDT by MNlurker
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