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  Bush gives his support to 'Lee' Munsil, er, Len 'Munsin'
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Last EditedThomas Walker  Oct 25, 2006 01:52pm
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MediaNewspaper - Arizona Republic (Phoenix)
News DateSunday, October 8, 2006 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionLen Munsil is having a devil of a time getting people to get his name right. Take President Bush, who, during a Phoenix visit, called him "Lee" Munsil.

He also called him "an attractive man, a family man and honest man." The audience at the Camelback Inn laughed at the reference to Munsil as an "attractive man," but Munsil apparently didn't hear the full phrase: On his campaign blog, he proudly reported that the president "said some nice things about me publicly - that I'm an honest, attractive candidate and a family man."

Munsil also appeared pleasantly surprised that the president knew that Lee was his middle name. Too bad the president thought it was his first name. (Munsil's full first name is Lynden.)

It's not just the candidate's first name that's been mangled, though. A list that the White House issued of guests meeting with the president included the name "Len Munsin." The misprint was picked up verbatim by at least one local TV station, which shows two things: Munsil has some problems with name ID in his home town and TV news readers read what's put in front of them.
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