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Funny Names In Important Places

written by: JoeSmow
Is somebody playing a joke on us? The names of the people in public office are getting just a little strange. I'll give you a mispronunciation of a public figure name. Tell me if you can come up with the real name.

Question 1:

This former president's name was a little bit too close to raygun to start the Star Wars Missle Defense System. Who was this former action hero?
George W. Bush
George Bush
Ronald Reagan
Bill Clinton

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This guy's face was just as unknown as his name, so it's kind of funny that his name sounds a lot like an abbreviation of anonymous. Who is this former UN secretary general?
Ban Ki-Moon
Kofi Annan
Boutros Boutros-Ghali
U Thant

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Who would have thought that this guy, whose first name sounds like the place you should run to when you hear his last name, would become the 44th president of the United States of America?
Barrack Obama
Bombshelter Explosion
Duncan Cover
John McCain

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This former Iraqi President, eventually, made the US ask "who's sane" when it comes to Iraq.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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Maybe Jason Voorhees or Freddy Krueger would have been a better running mate for the guy who would have won the 2000 presidential election if the candidacy had been based solely on his name. His name sounds like the bad spelling of a horror movie marathon, but he actually won the popular vote by approximately 500,000 votes in 2000.
Al Gore
John Kerry
Knute Obama
Murder Incorporated

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Question 6:

William Lioncheate is the name of the George W. Bush appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

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Under this former Chairman of the Federal Reserve green spanned the globe.
Mark Tacksanspend
John Gattadala
Kurt Monelava
Alan Greenspan

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This Chinese president's name makes you feel like you're in an Abbott and Costello comedy routine gone horribly wrong. If he's on first, What must be on second, and I Don't Know must be on third base. What is the name of the man who took over the reigns of the most populous country on Earth in 2003?
Wi Minao
Who Costello
Hu Jintao
Bud Anon

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Margaret Spellings was a Bush appointed Secretary of Education.

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The name of this senator and 2008 presidential candidate sounds like he foiled a bunch of terrorists who tried to take over an LA skyscraper, then he foiled a bunch of terrorists who tried to take over an airport, then he foiled a terrorist bent on vengeance against him, then he foiled a terrorist who tried to destroy the world with computers.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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Park Eng is the name of a traffic court judge in the city of Seattle.

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