Flashback: In September, a marked-up draft of Bush’s speech to the U.N. was inadvertently released. The draft included “phonetic spellings of some names and countries.” Dana Perino said at the time that it was “offensive” to suggest Bush has a hard time pronouncing certain names:
More offensive than mispronouncing the names of two world leaders?
REPORTER: Does the president have a hard time pronouncing some of these countries’s [sic] name?PERINO: I think that’s a offensive question. I’m going to just decline to comment on it.