Praise where praise is due.
Today, I checked the transcript of Dana Perino’s press gaggle held on November 20th — which discusses some aspects of the planning then for the Annapolis Israel-Palestine Summit as well as mentions a letter that Brent Scowcroft, Lee Hamilton, Carla Hills, Nancy Kassebaum Baker, Zbigniew Brzezinski and many others signed with regard to the summit.
Former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft’s name was misspelled — and it created a bit of a stir among some quarters on whether the White House could fix it or not if the questioner misspoke the name — or whether the failure to fix the name was a sign of the White House’s every-once-in-a-while frustration with General Scowcroft’s views on national security policy.
I’m happy to report that “Snowcroft” is now “Scowcroft.”
That was the right move — and thanks to the White House press and web team for getting this done.
— Steve Clemons