If George W. Bush had done it...

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on March 23, 2009

It appears President Barack Obama's teleprompter needs to spell everything out phonetically.

All terrific press for Orion, except that Obama kept pronouncing the company’s name wrong, calling it OAR-ee-on.

After finishing his remarks and talking with a few people, the president returned to the microphone and said his prepared remarks led him to pronounce the firm's name wrong.

“I suspect this is Or-EYE-on as opposed to OAR-ee-on. Just wanted to make sure that when I’m giving you a plug, that we’ve got the right plug. It’s Or-EYE-on.”

It's a not uncommon five-letter word. It is (was?) the name of a motion picture company. It's one of the most recognizable constellation names.

But don't expect this to get much press or mockery on late night. After all, that doesn't fit the narrative.

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