Barack Obama dropped by a GE plant on Friday to announce the appointment of their CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, to a new advisory board on job creation, and to talk about some of his close friends in New York. The President named his “two great friends of mine” in the Senate, including Chuck Schumer, and, er … who?

Mark Finkelstein points out that Obama’s great friend Kirsten Gillibrand pronounces her name with a soft G, not a hard G:

PBO pronounces Gillibrand with a hard ‘g,’ whereas the correct pronunciation is with the soft g, as in JILL-i-brand.

Maybe someone should take the time to introduce Obama to his “great friend” one of these days.

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