Snow White, or "Hello, Mr. Mayor"

The White House press secretary has a hard time keeping those African-American representatives straight.

Published June 12, 2006 8:23PM (EDT)

At a press briefing Thursday, White House press secretary Tony Snow talked about a point Cynthia McKinney had made during a meeting with the president last week.

McKinney is a member of Congress. She is also an African-American. But as Dan Froomkin notes today, she isn't the African-American member of Congress who participated in a meeting with George W. Bush last week. That would be Sheila Jackson Lee, a point the White House acknowledges -- even as it misspells her name -- in a corrected version of the transcript of the press briefing.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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