Although I can't see all of you because in settings like this, the lights are in my eyes and you are in the dark, I know that there are many friends and former colleagues. I wish to acknowledge Charles Overby, the CEO of Freedom Forum here at the Newseum; Senator Richard Lugar* and Senator Joe Lieberman, my former colleagues in the Senate, both of whom worked for passage of the Voice Act, which speaks to Congress's and the American people's commitment to internet freedom, a commitment that crosses party lines and branches of government.
At the end of the speech, there is this:
*Senator Lugar was not a co-sponsor of the VOICE Act. Senator Kaufman was one of the co-authors and leading co-sponsors.
Had Clinton's infinitesimally small mistake -- a verbal typo -- been remotely relevant to policy, one would assume that such a clarification would be warranted. But the person in the department's transcription services bureau (or whatever the shop there is called) evidently decided that accuracy was more important than ... unnecessarily embarrassing the Secretary. Generally, White House transcription folks will add a [SIC] to a sentence containing an extremely minor error. But not the Department of State.
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