Osama for president?

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.