Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen hangs up on Obama thinking it’s a prank call

When a man sounding extremely like Barack Obama called a Florida congresswoman Wednesday, she assumed it was a prank call.

Rep. Ilena Ros-Lehtinene, a Republican, got a call from the President-elect, didn’t believe it was him, and hung up on him. Twice!

Is she a little paranoid?

I guess bipartisanship is a hard pill to swallow for Ros-Lehtinen. But I’m just wondering… why didn’t she ask for a call back number to verify? I know she’s not that stupid.

When will Hillary call me? She’s the hottest State Secretary in history!

Here’s an actual Press Release from the Office of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

Source: ABC News

December 03, 2008 6:30 PM

Verbatim.

And yes, her office misspelled the names “Barack” and “Emanuel.”

“December 3, 2008

If only Sarah Palin’s aid had been so careful…

If it’s your first time here at The Daily Contributor, you might want to subscribe to our feeds or sign-up for an e-mail newsletter for free. Thanks for visiting!

“Miami, Florida — Cong. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen thought it was a hoax when President-Elect Barak (sic) Obama called her twice today and she proceeded to hang up on him, twice.

“Ros-Lehtinen was working in her South Florida district when she received a call on her cell from a Chicago-based phone number and an aide informed her that President-Elect Obama wished to speak to her. A gentleman sounding like Obama introduced himself when Ros-Lehtinen cut him off and said that ‘I’m sorry but I think this is a joke from one of the South Florida radio stations known for these pranks’ and hung up.

“A short time later, Cong. and Chief of Staff designate Rahm Emmanuel (sic) called Ileana and stated ‘Ileana, I cannot believe that you hung up on the President-Elect.’ Ros-Lehtinen told Rahm that she didn’t believe the call was legitimate and hung up on Emmanuel (sic). A staffer to the Congresswoman informed her that Chairman Howard Berman of the Foreign Affairs Committee needed to speak with her urgently. When Chairman Berman called, Ros-Lehtinen urged him to recount a story only both of them would know, which he did, and told her that she had indeed hung up on the President-Elect.

“The Congresswoman then received another call from Obama and he told her ‘It is very funny that you have twice hung up on me,’ to which she responded that South Florida radio stations are notorious for these jokes. Obama told her that in Chicago they also have prank calls. Ileana told Obama that ‘you are either very gracious to reach out in such a bipartisan manner or had run out of folks to call if you are truly calling me and Saturday Night Live could use a good Obama impersonator like you.’ After she congratulated him for his victory and pledged to work together on behalf of all Americans, Ros-Lehtinen asked Obama to please consult with Senator Bob Menendez and Congressman Albio Sires on Cuba policy and to rely on Secretary of State-designate Clinton on Israel, two issues about which Ros-Lehtinen feels passionately.

“Ros-Lehtinen talked to Hillary Clinton by phone yesterday and also discussed Cuba and Israel.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Phil Simms Names His Pick For NFL’s Greatest Player Ever
News Sports

Phil Simms Names His Pick For NFL’s Greatest Player Ever

Published by The Spun By Andrew Holleran Phil Simms has played with and covered a lot of great football players over the course of his lengthy career. One stands above the rest, though. The former NFL quarterback turned broadcaster wished Tom Brady a happy 45th birthday on Wednesday. In his birthday message, Simms called Brady […]

Read More
Asian stocks rise on upbeat data, Fed hawks lift dollar
Finance Media News Politics

Asian stocks rise on upbeat data, Fed hawks lift dollar

Published by Reuters UK By Kevin Buckland TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Thursday, taking cues from a strong rally on Wall Street after robust economic data and upbeat corporate guidance boosted investor appetite. The dollar hovered near its highest this week after Federal Reserve officials continued to stress that policy tightening is far […]

Read More
Powerball lottery: Did you win Wednesday’s 2M Powerball drawing? Winning numbers, live results (8/3/2022)
Media News

Powerball lottery: Did you win Wednesday’s $202M Powerball drawing? Winning numbers, live results (8/3/2022)

Published by NJ.com The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday’s lottery drawing has climbed to an estimated $202 million, with a cash option valued at $119.5 million. The drawing will be held at 10:59 p.m. and be televised on WABC-7 in New York City and Fox 29 in Philadelphia. No one across the country hit Monday’s $191.1 […]

Read More