Friday, May 22, 2009

Ya Think?

Opening lines of President Obama's National Security speech on 5/21 as published in the Los Angeles Times

"Good morning, everybody. Please be seated. Thank you all for being here. Let me just acknowledge the presence of some of my outstanding cabinet members and advisers. We've got our Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. We have our CIA Director Leon Panetta. We have our Secretary of Defense William Gates, Secretary Napolitano of Department of Homeland Security, Attorney General Eric Holder, my National Security Adviser Jim Jones, and I want to especially thank our Acting Archivist of the United States, Adrienne Thomas.

I also want to acknowledge several members of the House who have great interest in intelligence matters. I want to thank Congressman Reyes, Congressman Hoekstra, Congressman King, as well as Congressman Thompson, for being here today. Thank you so much."

The New York Times Reports the same text, although they note the error in the name of the Secretary of Defense. Yes, ladies and gents ... the President of the United States introduced the SecDef as William Gates. Bet his momma wonders what is wrong with the name she gave him ... Robert!

Monday, May 4, 2009