Obama Flubs Name Of Governor In Audience At Speech

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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During remarks at the White House on Monday, President Obama flubbed the name of a governor in attendance.

While attempting to praise Connecticut Democratic Gov. Dan Malloy, Obama apparently referred to him as “Gov. O’Malley.” He was likely thinking of Martin O’Malley, the former Democratic governor of Maryland.

The pool reporter at the speech reported that Obama was referencing Malloy’s Second Chance Society program to help former prisoners rejoin their communities when he credited O’Malley.

“We want to be a partner in those efforts,” Obama said. “That’s what the American people expect.”

Malloy took the mixup in stride, smiling after the mistake, according to the pool reporter.

Obama and Vice President Joe Biden spent the morning addressing governors in town for the National Governors Association meeting in Washington.

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