Loretta Lynch is a U.S. attorney in Brooklyn whom President Obama will nominate to become the next attorney general; Loretta Lynn is a coal miner's daughter and country music legend.
Washington CNN  — 

At first glance, it looked like President Barack Obama was pandering to country music lovers everywhere.

Obama moved to fill his administration’s open attorney general post on Friday by nominating Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn and definitely not a recording artist.

But many people thought they’d heard or read Loretta Lynn, the country music singer. Confusion quickly took hold on Twitter. Then came the jokes. Here are some of the best tweets about Loretta Lynn – er, Lynch – er … you know what we mean.

The timing of the unusual attention is working well for the country star. Fresh off a Wednesday night performance at the Country Music Awards, she also announced a new multi-album recording deal this week.