WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sees his secretary of defense just about every day, but he still flubbed Robert Gates' name on Thursday.
Gates was in the crowd for Obama's national security speech. Pointing him out, the president said "William Gates" was on hand. Perhaps Obama was thinking of Bill Gates, the Microsoft billionaire.
The defense chief, who goes by Bob, was also misidentified at a Pentagon ceremony on Tuesday. Then, he was introduced as Ronald Gates.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
President Obama does not know his Defense Chiefs name
President Obama does not know his Defense chiefs name. He has flubbed it twice in one week. He needs to talk to Bob Gates more often and he will have a better understanding of what this country needs for national security. MyFoxDC is reporting: