We’ve got our senior senator from the great state of Louisiana, Mary Landrieu. (Applause.) We’ve got our lieutenant governor — I don’t know if he’s related — his name is Mitch Landrieu. (Applause.) We’ve got an outstanding member of Congress, Charlie Melancon. (Applause.) And we’ve got our newest member of the Louisiana delegation, Joe Kyle, from this district, with his beautiful daughter. (Applause.)
The President actually mispronounced the freshman Congressman’s name in two different ways, first as “Cow” and then as “Chow.” I think it’s pronounced like gaow; correct me if I am also wrong. I’m not criticizing the President, really.
Based on the official transcript, I have to wonder if the President was simply given the wrong name.
House Speaker Pro Tem Karen Carter Peterson is here. (Applause.) Senate President Joel Chaissom is here. (Applause.)
Not to be nit-picky, White House, but it’s Chaisson. For the record, the President correctly pronounced his name.
To those of you who were there or who watched the end of the event online, did you see Congressman Steve Scalise? Because if he wasn’t there, then there was someone who looked a heckuva lot like him standing near the Landrieus at the very end of the event.