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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: Erik Latranyi
This indicates something far more important is going on.

That's a good point. I think you put your finger on something that has been bothering me about this. It's as if he doesn't care how he deals with or offends these foreign leaders because it's not going to be important in the long run anyway. I wonder what he's up to?

61 posted on 03/13/2009 11:40:59 AM PDT by livius
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To: villagerjoel

“Quick, somebody send Brazil a 25 DVD set!”

I expect the Obambi team to present this guy with a bunch of bananas as a parting gift.


62 posted on 03/13/2009 11:42:10 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: opus86

‘Obama, on the other hand, is intelligent and thoughtful and open-minded; he’d NEVER do anything careless or stupid. /sarc”

Repub mistakes indicate stupidity, RAT mistakes indicate nothing.


63 posted on 03/13/2009 11:45:18 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: villagerjoel
Quick, somebody send Brazil a 25 DVD set!

I think they'd prefer those plastic models of Marine One... you know, the ones you get at the gift shops for 5 bucks a piece.

64 posted on 03/13/2009 11:49:04 AM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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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.
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He is ignorant on foreign affairs and the economy and he really isn’t into either. He had one agenda and he’s not a multi tasker. He wants to implement his Marxist ideas and be a dictator in our country. That’s all he cares about. Liberal judges, getting control of the power, food, health care, etc. That’s what he was sent there to do and that’s all he and his manbeast wife care about.


65 posted on 03/13/2009 11:50:10 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: ladyjane

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.
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They are trash... dirtbags. No class.


66 posted on 03/13/2009 11:52:31 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
That bumbler Bush!

He is such an embarrassment.

Oh, this was Present Obama.

Never mind, all hail The One, he's was just tired.

67 posted on 03/13/2009 11:53:02 AM PDT by Syncro (I'd rather regret something I did do instead of regretting not doing it.)
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To: villagerjoel
Quick, somebody send Brazil a 25 DVD set!

No worries..got just the movies to send them..


68 posted on 03/13/2009 11:56:05 AM PDT by BerniesFriend
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Never thought I’d live to see an administration more incompetent than that of President UselesS Grant.

(Fine, fine General; just a horrible President. Obama doesn’t even a fine, fine ANYTHING to his his credit.)


69 posted on 03/13/2009 11:56:24 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Obama won, America's done!)
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To: MortMan

That would be nice, wouldn’t it?


70 posted on 03/13/2009 12:01:04 PM PDT by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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To: Cicero
but I’manutjob’s name just continues to escape me.

If you mean the president of Iran, it's I'maneyejab.

I'manutjob isn't even Iranian; she works down at the Nudie Bar.

71 posted on 03/13/2009 12:06:33 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Obama won, America's done!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama, during his campaign, often said that Americans need to learn other languages. He emphasized that. Yet, now, the White House staff can't even get the correct spelling of the Brazilian President. Duh...you can find it on Google, you birdbrains!

This is an unacceptable error, as is Obama's whole policy on protocol and handling dignataries. Guess they never learned much of that in the hood!

72 posted on 03/13/2009 12:16:00 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is not just a bumble.

The O-Marxist team is playing up Cuba and is purposely playing down Cuba's enemies.

Zero wants to re-make the world. He really does.

73 posted on 03/13/2009 12:20:28 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Hacklehead

“I expect the Obambi team to present this guy with a bunch of bananas as a parting gift.”

Where´s the “That´s Racist!” kid?


74 posted on 03/13/2009 12:47:30 PM PDT by villagerjoel ("Gun control is a prerequisite for genocide." - Unknown)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The most brilliant, all-knowing, smart, intelligent, bright geniuses in the world, ten steps higher in evolution than the rest of humankind, have made another mistake and put a visiting head of state in an awkward position? (Not to mention the American people.)

How could that be possible?

IMHO


75 posted on 03/13/2009 1:24:05 PM PDT by ripley
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To: a fool in paradise

Obama offends a brazillion people...
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You get the prize. Good one.


76 posted on 03/13/2009 1:48:10 PM PDT by unkus
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To: DBrow
All Cuba needs to do to drop the embargo is to pay Americans for the property seized when the Revolution nationalized it.

Thank you!
77 posted on 03/13/2009 4:52:07 PM PDT by kenavi (Want a real stimulus? Drill!)
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To: Spunky
Correct name: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva The White House quickly corrected the mistake.

For a layman, Portugese is deceptively close to Spanish, where the name is spelled "Ignacio".

Brazilians get rightly very offended when Americans ignore the language difference. A hundred and fifty million Brazilians, the most populous and biggest Latin American state, can't be wrong.
78 posted on 03/13/2009 4:56:36 PM PDT by kenavi (Want a real stimulus? Drill!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Still, the White House made several moves interpreted as snubs by the Brazilian media.

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.

Yep. That St. Paddy's Day "holiday" is sure important. He's throwing over the Brazilian leader for a pint of green beer.

79 posted on 03/13/2009 5:05:35 PM PDT by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: rod1

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.
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If the Indian PM visits Washington, I’m sure that Biden will meet with him at the local Dunkin Donuts so that he will feel at home. /s


80 posted on 03/13/2009 5:08:50 PM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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