Vice President Joe Biden is hitting the road this week to make campaign stops in New England, but looks like he forgot to pack his spell check; White House staffers sent out a press release about his upcoming trip, saying the president was visiting Road Island on Thursday.
Cue auto correct.
The misspelling, since removed from the White House Web site, has been passed on thanks to the Internet, making the spelling error timeless. Many pundits are even calling it the Biden Blooper.
The press release also said Biden would make stops in Boston, Mass. and Manchester N.H. to campaign for U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, but no misspellings there. Here is a transcript of the original press release before it was corrected, courtesy of The Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe of the Federal Eye blog.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 2012
*WEEKEND GUIDANCE FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT*
*Saturday, February 18, 2012 - Monday, February 20, 2012*
The Vice President will be in Wilmington, Delaware for the holiday weekend. There are no public events scheduled.
*_WEEK AHEAD GUIDANCE FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT_*
On Tuesday, the Vice President will deliver remarks at the State Department Global Business Conference.
On Thursday, the Vice President will travel to Boston, Massachusetts, Manchester, New Hampshire and Providence, Road Island to attend campaign events.
On Friday, the Vice President will travel to Davidson Community College near Greensboro, North Carolina to join Dr. Biden and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis on the final stop of their Community College to Career bus tour. Additional details are forthcoming.
Update #2: The vice president's office released an updated schedule on Monday night that spells all the states mentioned right, including us:
Corrected Week-Ahead Guidance for the Vice President:
On Thursday, the Vice President will travel to Boston, Massachusetts; Manchester, New Hampshire; and Providence, Rhode Island; to attend campaign events.