Oct 10, 2008

Obama, Osama, What's The Diff?

It's really hard to get the names of presidential candidates correct on ballots and stuff.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's last name is spelled "Osama" on hundreds of absentee ballots mailed out this week to voters in Rensselaer County.


The misspelling, which elections officials on both sides of the aisle insist was simply a typo, is causing embarrassment for the county.

''No question this is an honest mistake innocently done,'' said Edward McDonough, the Democratic commissioner. ''We catch almost everything.''

Well, almost everything, except you missed the thing where you put the #1 terrorist's name in place of the Democratic candidate's name. So, everything but that. Otherwise, nicely done.

1 comment:

elaine said...

I'd buy the typo excuse if the ballot had said "Ovama" or something else involving a key next to the "b." But the "s" key is quite a bit far away on the keyboard. You don't even use the same fingers to type those two letters. And I find it even harder to believe that nobody proof-read the ballots to catch the mistake.