Oh, what might have been, Eliot Spitzer. Mr. Rewrite had you pegged as the next legend on his list of the Most Misspelled Names in the News (TM), a colossus who would make Condoleezza (not Condoleeza) Rice seem as easy to spell as "and." Instead, Mr. Rewrite is left with one Most Misspelled list with you atop it. Farewell.
The lingering fallout from Spitzer's fall and a lull in the Democratic presidential race puts the fallen New York governor on top. As of this morning, more than 500 articles on Google News misspelled his first name as Elliot and Elliott.
Barack (not Barak) Obama was second with 454, followed by Hillary (not Hilary) Clinton with 402.
The only other thing worth noting the disappearance of Rudy Giuliani (not Guiliani) from the Most Misspelled list. Mr. Rewrite is left to ponder the potential misspellings of a Giuliani-Obama/Clinton race. Alas.
Tom in Texas offers Mr. Rewrite reason for optimism: Kay Bailey (not Hutchinson) Hutchison, who has been mentioned as a potential McCain veep choice, could be a good one for the list. As of this morning, 35 articles botched her name. There's a lot of upside.