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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-29-07 09:56 PM
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This is unbelievable clip - Boehner is an idiot
http://thinkprogress.org /

Boehner Repeatedly Mispronounces Tuskegee During Congressional Ceremony
The Tuskegee airmen were the U.S. militarys first group of African American fighter pilots, an elite unit that served with distinction during World War II only to return home to face to discrimination and harassment. Today, they received the Congressional Gold Medal, the most prestigious Congress has to offer.

But the event was marred slightly by the presentation of House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH):

During his short speech to those in attendance, Boehner six times mispronounced the groups name as the Tusk-E-gee, eliciting audible groans from the front to the back of the Capitol Rotunda. One woman standing in front of me leaned to her companion and whispered, This is so embarrassing, and hes from my state.

Perhaps making matters worse, almost all of Boehners speech focused on the general accomplishments of American forces in World War II, paying little direct respect to those in the room.

As if to remove any doubt about the verbal kerfuffle, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took the stage and began his speech by pronouncing the groups name correctly, while making a clear, if passing, glance in Boehners direction. Immediately afterward, the entire crowd broke into applause at the correction.

Watch a montage of Boehner:


Its been a rough week for Boehner. Yesterday, he was booed by construction workers when he talked about Iraq, and today he accidentally voted in favor of a budget bill that hes been deriding for the last week.

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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-29-07 09:59 PM
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1. Is Boner saying Kustegee?
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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-30-07 08:07 AM
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5. I don't know - it doesn't sound like any word in the english language
that I have ever heard.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-29-07 10:42 PM
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2. you can never tell if it's an accident with these people
mispronouncing is a sign of disrespect and unfamiliarity, so this is a way for him to show some distance from this group.

they "served with distinction during world war ii only to return home to face discrimination and harassment." well, guess what, they are still not being treated with proper respect even as they are being awarded congress's highest honor.

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liberalEd Donating Member (213 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-29-07 11:00 PM
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3. Oh, I'm sure it was a mistake...
... in much the same way I pronounce his name Boner by mistake.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-29-07 11:02 PM
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4. Oh, I get it! He was saying "Tus-kee-jee" with a soft G
What a dumbfuck. Does he really run in such limited circles that he's never even heard of this leading Southern institution?
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