Friday, October 10, 2008

Uh, it's Obama, not Osama

Oops! In an upstate New York county, hundreds of voters have been sent absentee ballots in which they could vote for “Barack Osama” for president, not Barack Obama. The absentee ballots sent to voters in Rensselaer County did identify John McCain correctly.
Elections officials have apologized and shredded the remaining "Osama” ballots, and mailed corrected ones to the 300 or so people who got the erroneous ones.
The officials called the situation "human error," "very unfortunate" and "an embarrassment". Could it also have been a Freudian slip? These days, Obama opponents at rallies have taken to calling him a terrorist, or an associate of one. The best known terrorist, and the most despised in the U.S. is named Osama - Osama bin Laden, leader of the al Qaida terrorist group behind the 2001 attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center in New York City.

5 comments:

Campbell's Soup said...

That's appalling.

Karl said...

BTW, folks: His middle name really is "Hussein".

And anyone who gets their panties in a wad because someone dares to use His middle name needs to be taken out and flogged.

Stephen said...

Kari-Anyone who uses Obama's middle name in an effort to portray him as a terrorist sympathizer or an Arab or as someone who is not devoted to this country, should be taken out and flogged. Should you be in line, perhaps?

MBoogie said...

So if my middle name was Adolf, people should assume that I'm an Austrian terrorist...

c4life said...

People always want to make an elephant out of a fly... I think it is stupid to even bring this stuff up because people really do get all uptight about it. If I was to read it, I would have a good hearty laugh about it and move on with my life, there are worse things about Obama then his name, how about his socialist tendencies?

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