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At presser, Obama repeatedly mispronounces Aung San Suu Kyi’s name

posted at 9:54 am on November 19, 2012 by

Not the only name he messed up, either:

Ever gracious, Suu Kyi did not correct her American guest for calling her Aung YAN Suu Kyi multiple times during his statement to reporters after their meeting.

Proper pronunciation for the Nobel laureate’s name is Ahng Sahn Soo Chee.

The meeting came after Obama met with Myanmar’s reformist new President Thein Sein – a name he also botched.

As the two addressed the media, Obama called his counterpart “President Sein,” an awkward, slightly affectionate reference that would make most Burmese cringe.

Note to presidential advisers: For future rounds of diplomacy, the president of Myanmar is President Thein Sein – on first and second reference.

He also mispronounced “Burma” as “Myanmar.”

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It’s okay. He’s a Democrat.

eforhan on November 19, 2012 at 9:58 AM

He’s racist and sexist!!!!

KS Rex on November 19, 2012 at 10:06 AM

And what the heck is he doing over there, anyway?!? It’s almost like he is purposely avoiding our own pressing domestic & foreign policy issues!

KS Rex on November 19, 2012 at 10:08 AM

KS Rex on November 19, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Yah think?

FOWG1 on November 19, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Not nearly as bad as Dan Quayle misspelling potato/potatoe…

/s

right2bright on November 19, 2012 at 10:16 AM

By the Law of the One, those are all how their names must be pronounced and used from this point forward, sort of like how all Navy corpsman are now called “corpse-men”.

JeremiahJohnson on November 19, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Navy Corpse-men hardest hit.

Doughboy on November 19, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Crickets from the lsm

cmsinaz on November 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Aung San Suu Kyi has more courage in her pinky than Obama and his entire WH combined.

mwbri on November 19, 2012 at 10:23 AM

But he pronounces Pah-Keey-Stahn so cool & edgy like.

portlandon on November 19, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Smart power. Imagine the cackles from the Left if that dummy Bush had done this. Good thing Ed ended the Obamateurism of the Day, since his re-election meant he was no longer an amateur. Or something.

changer1701 on November 19, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Oh, you may know her as Myanmar… but she’ll always be Burma to me.

/peterman

greggriffith on November 19, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Obama repeatedly mispronounces Aung San Suu Kyi’s name

Sweetie?

faraway on November 19, 2012 at 10:36 AM

He also mispronounced “Burma” as “Myanmar.”

This actually is the more egregious of the offenses.

BigGator5 on November 19, 2012 at 10:46 AM

He’s racist and sexist!!!!

KS Rex on November 19, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Now you’ve done it. Now we’re going to be treated to a presser by rude, loud Burmese women.

Paul-Cincy on November 19, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Have y’all seen Drudge today? What in the world is it with those pictures of bho kissing that lady? That has got to be the most repulsive thing I have seen for a long time!
L

letget on November 19, 2012 at 10:59 AM

This reminds me of my uncles stories of fighting to liberate Dang Bang and Dang Gong.

tomas on November 19, 2012 at 11:02 AM

WIBSI What If Bush Said It
WIRSI What if Romney Said It

kurtzz3 on November 19, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Have y’all seen Drudge today? What in the world is it with those pictures of bho kissing that lady? That has got to be the most repulsive thing I have seen for a long time!
L

letget on November 19, 2012 at 10:59 AM

:shock:

In India, Richard Gere got hell for kissing some Indian movie star. There they have a more modest attitude towards such public displays of affection. I wonder what the Burmese think of the Drudge pictures? Ugly Americans.

Paul-Cincy on November 19, 2012 at 11:05 AM

POOHK-E-STAN

Oil Can on November 19, 2012 at 11:11 AM

I await the LSM to collectively shout “what about the gaffes!!eleventy!” any second now.

Norwegian on November 19, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Or this is better.

Paw-kee-Stawn

Oil Can on November 19, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Smart power.

steebo77 on November 19, 2012 at 11:20 AM

P.S. Hey, Mr. President, what about the fiscal cliff? Hmm?

steebo77 on November 19, 2012 at 11:21 AM

“PRESIDENT OBAMA…WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAFFES?”

OxyCon on November 19, 2012 at 11:26 AM

It’s Burma, you little shaver. And keep your gropes and kisses to yourself. Review your pronunciations of names. And stop degrading America. Your “diplomacy” reeks. What a gaffer!

onlineanalyst on November 19, 2012 at 11:40 AM

She probably thinking – What’s up with this Homeboy?

poppieseeds on November 19, 2012 at 11:51 AM

From the Daily Mail:
The charmer-in-chief: Obama gets flirty as he schmoozes with Thai prime minister on first stop of historic Asia visit

He is an international embarrassment. If the flirting & inappropriate over-affection weren’t enough, here’s another example:

Obama joked with a monk at the monastery that he hoped praying would help his administration reach a deal on the budget.

KS Rex on November 19, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Can Obama pronounce Benghazi-gate yet?

He’ll learn.

profitsbeard on November 19, 2012 at 11:54 AM

He also mispronounced “Burma” as “Myanmar.”

“Tear down this Myanmar BS” — Ronald Reagan,alas

What a sissy is president of the USA, for her eternal shame!

Freedom should ring, but it doesn’t in this buffoon’s small head.

Schadenfreude on November 19, 2012 at 12:21 PM

“Our homeboy is in Myanmar” — Joe Biden

Schadenfreude on November 19, 2012 at 12:22 PM

“PRESIDENT OBAMA…WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAFFES?”

OxyCon on November 19, 2012 at 11:26 AM

President Fool

President Teflon

President Dummy

President “I, Me”

An utter fool was elected, twice, a destructive malicious moron.

Be proud, you free and foolish land. You deserve to be laughed at, into oblivion and over the cliff.

Schadenfreude on November 19, 2012 at 12:27 PM

President Retard

Schadenfreude on November 19, 2012 at 12:28 PM

You can’t fix stupid.

EnglishRogue on November 19, 2012 at 1:04 PM

A L I N S K Y

tom daschle concerned on November 19, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Do they speak Austrian in Myanmar’s 57 states?

/Smartest President Ever.

Hayabusa on November 19, 2012 at 2:07 PM

The people of Staten Island applaud to keep warm…

Seven Percent Solution on November 19, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Wait, didn’t we learn during the Bush admin even mispronunciations were proof of idiocy?

Now getting the names of important foreign dignitaries and even entire countries wrong is unworthy of notice?

It would be helpful if the MSM would issue a PSA when they change these rules of thumb.

novaculus on November 19, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Mispronunciation was not the half of this man’s arrogance and narcissism.

I was washing dishes in the middle of the night, and and as I frequently do in the kitchen, I turned on the TV. There were no good movies on so I flipped to FOX. Usually they’re going with reruns at that time.

Last night, however, because of the time difference FOX was carrying the speech live. This is what he said (link is from ABC because a search turned it up):

“That is how you must reach for the future you deserve – a future where a single prisoner of conscience is one too many, and the law is stronger than any leader,” he said.

So just how does he explain his push to force Protestants, Catholics and any other pro-life people to violate their consciences? How does he think that will end?

He’s is disgusting.

INC on November 19, 2012 at 3:24 PM

He has defied the law untold number of times since he became president.

He is so low. So unbelievably low.

INC on November 19, 2012 at 3:25 PM

THE OBAMATEURISMS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MORALE IMPROVES!

Marcola on November 19, 2012 at 4:09 PM

But he pronounces Pah-Keey-Stahn so cool & edgy like

I always wondered, if that’s the way Pakistan is pronounced, why isn’t Afghanistan pronounced Af-gahn-i-stahn. The One would know.

Pervygrin on November 19, 2012 at 4:38 PM

From the Daily Mail:
The charmer-in-chief: Obama gets flirty as he schmoozes with Thai prime minister on first stop of historic Asia visit

That Thai PM is hot. Does Obama know she’s a tranny? Considering Michelle, he’s probably OK with that.

Pervygrin on November 19, 2012 at 4:47 PM