The Rensselaer County (New York) Board of Elections has sent out absentee ballots with the Democratic candidate for president's name spelled Osama.
Bob Gardinier of the Albany Times-Union reports:
...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.
Teddy Kennedy made the same mistake before a crowd. Get used to it.