Today’s Award for Cluelessness…

…goes to the Washington Post, which wrote in its coverage of the State of the Union speech:

The emotional highpoint of last night’s event came near the end when Bush introduced the parents of a U.S. Marine from Texas, Sgt. Byron Norwood, who was killed in the assault on Fallujah, Iraq. As Norwood’s mother tearfully hugged another woman in the gallery, the assembled senators and representatives responded with a sustained ovation, and Bush’s face appeared creased with emotion.

“Another woman in the gallery”?? Is is possible that the Washington Post’s two reporters were the only people in America who didn’t grasp the point of the embrace?
UPDATE: A reader says that the Post has now updated its story so that the offending paragraph now reads:

The emotional highpoint of last night’s event came near the end when Bush introduced the parents of a U.S. Marine from Texas, Sgt. Byron Norwood, who was killed in the assault on Fallujah, Iraq. As Norwood’s mother tearfully hugged Safia Taleb Suhail, leader of the Iraqi Women’s Political Council, the assembled senators and representatives responded with a sustained ovation, and Bush’s face appeared creased with emotion. Suhail also was a guest of the White House sitting with the first lady in the gallery who had been introduced by Bush earlier in the speech as “one of Iraq’s leading democracy and human rights advocates.

No credit to Power Line, however, for pointing out the Post’s blunder.

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