Could a White House spell-off be in the works between President Obama and former Vice President Dan Quayle?
In a throwback to the latter’s infamous misspelling of the word “potato,” Obama accidentally misspelled “respect” while introducing singer Aretha Franklin during a tribute to “Women of Soul” at the White House Thursday.
“When Aretha first told us what … R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her,” Obama said, pausing briefly before the audience began laughing, apparently realizing his mistake. “She had no idea it would become a rallying cry for African Americans and women and anyone else who felt marginalized because of what they looked like, who they loved. They wanted some respect.”
A couple of things here. First, anyone can misspell a word. We all do from time to time. Respect for the English language, however, seems to have diminished greatly with Dems. Oddly, they…
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