As a former copy editor, I can tell you, this was inevitable. Inevitable, but sad.
Of course, if the Osama/Obama thing wasn't bad enough, his middle name is Hussein. Oy.
What we've got here is the old PR adages "any publicity is good publicity" vs. "write whatever you want, just make sure you spell my name right." Which will prevail in 2007? Stay tuned. This should be a doozy.