Like Charlie Sheen in a parade of post crack binge TV interviews, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton was the gift that kept giving last night during the presidential debate. Fellow tweeters called it “eye-popping.” Was she tired? Had she mistakenly popped an Ambien? Surely there had to be a sane reason why she forgot how to spell the President’s name. A follower asked, “Re your last several tweets…are you drunk?”
Norton’s strange tweeting fest included repeated — try THREE — misspellings of President Obama‘s name — or, “Oboma” as Norton likes to call him. 1. “Oboma‘s last answer re misconception he believes govt creates jobs served as a terrific direct answer to the question.” 2. “Oboma,” 3. “Advantage Oboma!”
Late last night she tried to explain. We particularly enjoyed the capitalized “A” smack in the middle of the President’s name. You go girl!
Cheering & tweeting at the same time can make you forget how to spell your own name – and obAma’s. Sorry, Barack, but you did it this time!
— Eleanor H. Norton (@EleanorNorton) October 17, 2012