06 April 2009


The press never tired of logging and recording "Bushisms" in order to further the notion that President Bush was somehow stupid.

I think it is time to start doing this with Pres. Obama, since it is clear that the press, which is still carrying a torch for him, is unlikely to be fair and balanced in this matter. So today we begin a series.

From the Associated Press:

Obama said he was "extraordinarily impressed" by the quality of leadership he witnessed at the organization's 60th anniversary meeting.

"It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate," said Obama, a former senator. "There's a lot of — I don't know what the term is in Austrian — wheeling and dealing, and, you know, people are pursuing their interests, and everybody has their own particular issues and their own particular politics."

That's right, Austrian. I wonder if this is just the President's impression that Austrians speak Austrian, or if this is a staff issue as well. Can you imagine the poor staffer running around frantically before the president's first Latin America trip trying to find translators who speak Mexican, Brazilian and Uruguayan?

Hat tip: Best of the Web Today


victorsleeps said...

It's not President Obama's fault.

It's that damn teleprompter's fault!

Exodio said...

While I appreciate the attempt at the series (I am a firm believer in the idiocy and incompetence of both major parties, and pretty much any political party), this is the best you could come up with for your introductory Obamism?

Austrian German

I don't have a huge problem with that phrase. It would be like saying "I don't know how they say it in American". I don't speak British English, I speak American English. And sometimes I even say "I speak American".

Although sometimes I also call myself a USAn instead of an American.