Surely it was just a slip of the tongue, right? All three times?
According to Huffington Post, Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Wisconsin GOP, was holding a conference call to discuss Sen. Russ Feingold, and seemed to be having a hard time getting his political entities correct. Rather than referring to terrorist “Osama Bin Lauden,” Priebus accidentally said “Obama.”
Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Wisconsin GOP, referred to the “execution” of Obama three separate times during a recent media conference call.
“I find this point that he’s made to be completely disgusting. I think it’s offensive to the people of Wisconsin, I hope he has an explanation as to why he thinks Obama ought not to be executed and why he thinks we ought to bring Osama bin Laden to the United States that he should be captured alive and actually have a trial,” Priebus said later.
Probed by reporters on how Republican Senate candidate Ron Johnson would feel on these issues, Priebus surmised that he would also favor the execution of “Obama.”
“My guess is he would believe that Obama should be executed and he oughta be treated as a war criminal,” Priebus explained.
A reporter from WisPolitics later pointed out his use of Obama instead of Osama.
“You mean Osama bin Laden I take it,” the reporter said.
“Uh, right,” responded Priebus.
Keith Olbermann has tape, and also explains away why Priebus himself would say he didn’t accidentally use the wrong name.