The wire services and Wisconsin-area local news outlets eagerly covered President Bush’s “unscheduled” campaign stop at Mitch’s Candy Store in West Bend, Wisconsin, yesterday, but amidst all the hullabaloo over his caloric consumption as he purchased some of the shop’s “delicious bearclaws” was one “blink-and-you’ll-miss-it” detail.
Wisconsin, a state Bush lost by a mere 6,000 votes in the 2000 election, ranks a respectable eleventh in the nation in education spending, though, somehow, the Bush-supportive candy store that his aides chose for this impromptu photo-op was staffed by people who can’t spell the very item that the Secret Service had to have taste-tested beforehand:
Not to harp on spelling-related issues too much, but it’s bearclaw, B-E-A-R-C-L-A-W, bearclaw.
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Yes, “bareclaw” was a misspelling but I’m sure Dubya didn’t mind. Or notice.