Posts Tagged ‘spelt

21
Jun
11

oh no…..

JonHuntsman.com

Oh dear. According to Steve Benen, Huntsman’s people forgot to register JonHuntsman.com – so when you visit the site the image above greets you, ie that glowing letter Hunstman wrote the President when he accepted the position of Ambassador to China.

And …..

ABC: Every detail of Jon Huntsman’s long-awaited campaign launch was meticulously planned, except of course for one minor detail: the misspelling of the candidate’s name. Members of the media were handed a press pass that read “John Huntsman for President” – adding an unnecessary H in the candidate’s first name. Huntsman’s staffers promptly scrambled to remove the passes from reporters before they caught the snafu.

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Steve Benen: …. worse, visitors to Huntsman’s online donation page this morning saw this message alongside the contribution form:

If you prefer you can contact us by mail or by telephone.
Jon Huntsman for President
123 Main Street
Charlotte, NC 12345
(123) 456-7890

All of this is wrong, and was obviously just put in as placeholder text the campaign forgot to replace. As Jamison Foser noted, “So far today, Huntsman campaign has gotten his name, phone number & address wrong. That’s a rough day in first grade.”

That’s not all. The Huntsman campaign picked a location for the kick-off speech where the Statue of Liberty would be in the background, but put the television cameras in such a place where the Statue of Liberty wasn’t seen by viewers at home. Some pundits knocked the new candidate for a “bland, uninspiring speech,” and the cable networks didn’t stick with his remarks very long.

Well, at least Huntsman had a good crowd for the campaign launch, right? Wrong. Only “about a hundred” people showed up, and roughly 60 of them were political reporters…..

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10
Nov
10

oooooops

Oooops, these two headlines appear side by side on The Page (Time magazine) today:

Halperin probably hasn’t spotted the problem yet, he’s too busy writing yet another ‘PALIN 2012 – WHOOOOO HOOOO!’ story

08
Jun
10

a mug’s game

A gift shop at Australia’s Parliament House has withdrawn 200 mugs intended to mark US President Barack Obama’s visit because of a spelling glitch.

The mugs welcomed “Barrack Obama” – a mistake attributed to an official who ordered them. Two were sold before the error was spotted but the rest have since been scrapped.

They would not have been needed anyway – Mr Obama has cancelled his visit to deal with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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