Namegate(s) 2

While making a national security speech, the President  pointed to Robert Gates, secretary of defense, and called him ‘William Gates’. 

Two days earlier, Robert Gates was introduced at a Pentagon ceremony as ‘Ronald Gates’. 

No matter. Robert Gates is to US defense what Dmitry Medvedev is to the Russian presidency – a shop-window mannequin.

Posted under Commentary by Jillian Becker on Thursday, May 21, 2009

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  • aeschines

    Erm, I mean Steve Ballmer.

  • aeschines

    “While making a national security speech, the President pointed to Robert Gates, secretary of defense, and called him ‘William Gates’. ”

    Bill Gates as Secretary of Defense? That IS disconcerting. I would rather have Paul Ballmer as Secretary of Defense… he’s much more vicious.