At Least It Wasn't 'Negropanty'

Oh, boy, it's time again for a new spell-check program on the White House computers. This time, the media affairs office has misspelled the name of one of President Bush's longtime top aides, John Negroponte.

You know him: He's the deputy secretary of state and was Bush's first intelligence czar, ambassador to Iraq, and the country's representative at the United Nations. Well, in an internal media note yesterday, the White House bragged that Negroponte was to be on public TV's The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer. Here's how the item went out:

Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 Subject: ON TV: State Deputy Secretary of State Negropante discusses foreign policy on PBS The Newshour with Jim Lehrer (6pm MPT and 7pm WETA).

By Paul Bedard