I mean wow. Here’s a story that covered this mess.
It could have been Ovama or Ofama. Or even Olama.
But with one “s” the Rensselaer County Board of Elections turned a single wrong letter into a national embarrassment Friday.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s last name is spelled “Osama” on some 300 absentee ballots mailed out this week to voters in Rensselaer County hilltowns.
Is it a Freudian slip, intentional gaffe or a mistake? Voters are sure to have opinions, and one politician pointed out that the letters “s” and “b” are not exactly keyboard neighbors. [emphasis added]
“Of all the letters to hit by mistake,” County Democratic Chairman Tom Wade said. “Unfortunately it is a mistake which negatively impacts our Democratic candidate for president.”
I said the same thing
Q W E R T Y U I O P
A S D F G H J K L
Z X C V B N M
That’s what a keyboard looks like. Come on now saints, if this was deliberate (and I can hardly see how it wasn’t) this was most certainly racist.
Keep it uppity and keep it truthfully radical, JLL
2 thoughts on “I Have No Words…Barack ‘Osama’ Found on Absentee Ballot”
Deliberate and really a doggone shame.
I feel you! Here’s what I said: “http://darthmedius.wordpress.com/2008/10/10/wtf/”