That would certainly be much more entertaining, not to mention necessary.

Tonight, the National Press Club’s Spelling Bee is taking place in Washington, D.C. The teams are journalists vs. politicians. Here’s how it’s going so far:

At least it was only not knowing the spelling that finished him. In D.C. what often does people in is not knowing the definition.

More spelling bee updates and observations:

Naturally Sen. Ted Cruz is on some minds:


That would have the potential for some serious awesome!

Maybe next year the organizers could include some “just a blogger” types:

This one probably won’t be included on the list:

What this event really needs is Joe Biden. We hope the organizers will consider it next year.

  • WilliamAmos

    Yes I made Twitchy !

    • DaMello

      Now how awesome is that!!!

    • TugboatPhil

      Gee…how’d THAT happen??

      • WilliamAmos

        Only second time in almost two years.

        • Right Wired

          Wow..that doesn’t bode well for the rest of us.

    • GaryTheBrave

      Wait, I thought you are Twitchy (the site, not the nervous condition).

      • WilliamAmos

        I am more like the Dobbie of the site

        • thetreyman

          maybe i’m missing something but who is Dobbie?

          • DouginCO

            Harry Potter stories – he’s the house elf

          • thetreyman

            you sure? it’s spelled different.

          • DouginCO

            It fits the context.

          • thetreyman

            fair enough. you may well be correct.

  • peteee363

    “I know the Press knows how to spell AR -15

    but would the press know what one looks like?

    • WilliamAmos

      MSM reporter “These guns all look alike”

      • thetreyman

        that’s so gunist.

    • Archer305


  • ObamaFail

    Tell the Dems to spell CONSTITUTION. They’ll screw it up then blame Bush.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    Have the Pol’s spell “Constitution” and/or “Constituent”.

    Have the lawyers spell “Ethics”.

    Hat tip to the moderator: You’ll need to give all three words to them in a “plausibly deniable” sentence.

  • TugboatPhil

    Have them “spell” 17 trillion…in numbers.

    • stuckinIL4now

      Or give them 5 seconds to say how many zeroes follow the 17 in 17 trillion.

  • Joe W.

    Do these knuckleheads ever WORK??

  • stuckinIL4now

    Did they ask any of the journalists to spell “journalist”?

    • Republicanvet

      Most of them spell it journOlist.

  • vetgal1970

    Since there’s nothing else to do in DC right now.

  • no_more_deceit

    Did they spell “quisling”?

    The term “quisling” has become a synonym in many European languages, including English, for traitor.

  • Dave Jaques

    Did these people pass a budget and I missed it? This is how they spend their time? We need to start voting out incumbents.

  • Magnifico

    Spell “16.7 trillion”.


    After seeing Wolf Blitzer on Jeopardy, maybe this isn’t such a good idea

  • Right Wired

    Even Mike Tyson could beat these guys. Not in a literal sense, of course.