Mangling Greeley: First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

At Saturday’s Republican Rumble debates at Denver’s Grizzly Rose watering hole and events center, the scene of some excitement after Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams physically blocked CD-8 Republican candidate Lori Saine from joining her opponents on stage, organizers took some jeers for a backdrop banner with a painfully glaring typo:

You’ve got to feel at least a twang of sympathy for every step along the quality control chain that let spelling Greeley as “GREEEY” in all caps through their filter, from the graphic designer who made the banner art to whoever signed off on the graphic designer’s work product to the printer who might with a keen eye and one phone call have averted tragedy.

When little disasters like this happen on the campaign trail, what generally follows is known as a “fire drill” where whoever responsible for the mistake (and everybody else) takes whatever action they can to undo it–which in this case would have meant calling up the printer who made this banner on a Saturday, getting them to drop what they’re doing and print a rush redo, a mad dash to pick it up, then back to the Grizzly Rose to replace the misspelled banner before too many photos are taken.

After the first banner misspelling Greeley was replaced, 9NEWS’ Marshall Zelinger couldn’t help but notice that the second banner…well, you can see for yourself. They got the L in Greeley successfully, but at the expense of one of Greeley’s three Es! At this point, we would have cut our proverbial losses and left the old one rather than replacing it with a second painfully misspelled banner.

But we wouldn’t have bothered to post that.

In short, the standards have fallen risen. It takes an extra dash of stupid to earn a mention in 2022.

9 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. harrydoby says:

    I completely agreely with you!

  2. JohnInDenver says:

    On the bright side, they spelled "Republican Women" the same way (and correctly) three times in a row.

  3. MartinMark says:

    Clearly this is the gang that can't shoot straight, and I am grateful for that.

    However, I do think the organizers had a right to exclude Saine.  Whether Saine was deliberately snubbing the organizers for PR or spite or avoidance, or holding out for other priorities, or Saine's team was simply incompetent, the organizers have a right to exclude her at some point and move on without her.

    Saine's turning the event into a PR stunt and confrontation seems to confirm the former.

    Whether this plays to Saine's advantage now, I have no idea.  I have no insight to the workings of the Republican mind.

    • NOV GOP meltdown says:

      Either through sheer incompetence, or the thought that this would be a clever stunt, it's a pretty stupid look for Saine. Just more dumb empty Trumpy grandstanding. 

      Saine is yet another one that just has me completely baffled at the idea she actually may become a member of Congress. FFS.

    • Conserv. Head Banger says:

      Fixing it for you……….

      I have no insight to the workings of the far right wing radical mind.

  4. Moderatus says:

    This blog has more typos than a second grade spelling bee.

    Glass houses Colorado Pols

  5. Lauren Boebert is a Worthless POS says:

    It's not just the spelling issue….

    Did everyone catch the question put to the candidates as to whether s/he would have voted to censure Liz Cheney? 

    Two of the four said that they would not (correct answer to the question) because they were opposed to censorship (wrong reason). They don't know the difference between "censor" and "censure."

    I miss the old days when candidates were either better educated or kept their mouths shut when something came up about which they knew nothing. What was that old saying, "Better to stand silent and let others think that you might be ignorant than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."


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