If this were not serious

you would almost have to chuckle at the chuckleheads who sent out absentee ballots to over 300 voters in Rensselaer County, NY, each of which had a block to mark if you wanted to vote for Barack Osama (sic).

And you might want to chuckle some more because the two commissioners of elections said it was just a typographical error. “It’s human error, it’s very unfortunate, it’s an embarrassment to our office. We wish we could turn back the clock but we can’t.”

And I will believe it was not malicious when I am approached by Old Scratch himself offering a good deal on igloos.

The board of elections has replaced the ballots and said that votes with either spelling would be counted. So there could be as many as 300 votes for a guy named Osama counted as votes for a guy named Obama. What do you want to bet someone on the far right twists this to attempt to prove that the two are somehow connected?