Internet spelling

You’ll probably find a lot of blogospheric discussion of this note today. It’s an exhibit in the ongoing Scooter Libby trial, and the bottom part of it is in Dick Cheney’s handwriting. The discussion will be about the scratched-out words “this Pres.” that implicate Bush in the outing of Valerie Plame.

But I’m more shocked at the upper portion of the note, which I think was written by press secretary Scott McClellan.

“Rediculous”? Has he been going to the MySpace school of spelling?


3 Responses to “Internet spelling”

  1. Jake says:

    You’ve never had a secretary take dictation, have you?

  2. Jake says:

    In addition, the White House does a fairly adequate job of running documents through Spell-Checker before they are released to the public:

    [absurdly long cut-and-paste text removed by Dr. Drang]

  3. Dr. Drang says:

    Dear Jake,

    1. Yes, I have had a secretary take dictation, but that has nothing to do with handwritten notes.

    2. I’m glad to hear the White House can use a spell checker.

    3. If you have something to say, fine, but don’t spam my site with long passages you’ve copied from somewhere else.