Skip to comments.White House Misspells Brazilian Leaderís Name, Bumps Visit With Obama to Saturday
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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Yeah, I’m usually not too bad at foreign names, but I’manutjob’s name just continues to escape me.
Quick, somebody send Brazil a 25 DVD set!
I guess it's not that important to spell his name correctly. Idiots.
Let’s hear it for the new “smart” diplomacy!
'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.
“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.
AP also misspelled his name in this article...
I didn’t want to try...I can pronounce it and thats good enough in my book. :)
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?
“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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
They are trash... dirtbags. No class.
He is such an embarrassment.
Oh, this was Present Obama.
Never mind, all hail The One, he's was just tired.
No worries..got just the movies to send them..
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.)
That would be nice, wouldn’t it?
If you mean the president of Iran, it's I'maneyejab.
I'manutjob isn't even Iranian; she works down at the Nudie Bar.
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!
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.
“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?
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?
Obama offends a brazillion people...
You get the prize. Good one.
Yep. That St. Paddy's Day "holiday" is sure important. He's throwing over the Brazilian leader for a pint of green beer.
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.
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
“I never knew St. Patricks Day was a federal holiday.”
It’s not, but it’s always been a big deal among the Chicago Irish, and O’Bama is no exception.
Now if we can just get B. Hussein to stop referring to Brazil as the place “where the nuts come from.”
So, O’Bama needs time to celebrate. Well, it’s clear he’s kissed the Blarney Stone a time or two.
I think he’s deliberately dissing our allies. There is a communist revolution happening, which is occupying everyone’s time.
Did the stock market with all its evil profiteers go away yet? No? Speech Time!
Banks and credit sources nationalized yet?
People still have guns? Work to do!
USA still has noncommunist allies? Keep them waiting, then insult them.
Is zero going to send him Carmen Miranda dvds?
Obama has collected over $150,000 in back taxes in his first 50 days.
Of course, that was just from within his administration....
It is to bad thay do not have any adults in the black house.
Who the hell is running the Office of Protocol at the WH?? First crappy gifts to the British PM - now misspelling names! When I was in the army I worked as an enlisted person in the CG’s protocol office and heads would have rolled had somebody misspelled a name of a visiting official...
Or Jimmuh Cahtuh who, while visiting the Mexican President, made a joke about the water and Montezuma's revenge. That really helped our relations with the neighbor to the south.
Sorry, it's spelled "Cihna".
What do you think it is?
This indicates something far more important is going on.
Your premise is off base. There isn't something more important going on. You wrongly assume competent adults are running the White House.
It's amateur time and it shows.
As I just commented in bray’s thread:
We have to remember that, in our current society, the likes of obozo (great name!) are accustomed to being on the receiving end of gift-giving—or “benefits” of any kind. They truly have NO concept of the methods or importance of social graces.
When my Greatest-Generation mother saw the obozos dance at the inauguration ball, she was disgusted with the lack of grace mz-obozo showed—grabbing her dress and all (like an 8th grader wearing her first formal and high heels to a graduation dance). It’s all been downhill from there.