06 April 2009

Great Moments In Presidential Speeches, Hopenchange Style.

David Letterman used to have a running segment on George Bush's gaffes. Slate had (has) their 'Bushisms.' And every mis-statement by Dan Quayle was repeated and parodied. In the press, in Hollywood, and in the parlors of the Left these were clear evidence that Republicans were idiots. Morons.

But what happens when President Hopenchange, the Savior of the Known World, does one equal to any of those?

Not. A. Peep. Not even a raised eyebrow:
At a news conference afterward, Obama said his debut on the international stage had convinced him that “political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate,” where he served before entering the White House.

“There’s a lot of -- I don’t know what the term is in Austrian -- wheeling and dealing, and people are pursuing their interests, and everybody has their own particular issues and their own particular politics,” he said in response to an Austrian reporter’s question.
"In Austrian?!?" I thought this guy was supposed to be smart. (Austrians mostly speak German.) Lordy, I'm surprised he didn't jump up on stage and say, "G'Day, Mate!"

Hattip: Jason at Countercolumn.

UPDATE: Here's video.

UPDATE 07APR09: Charlie Foxtrot finds an exciting new Rosetta Stone offering. Of course - President Hopenchange couldn't be wrong.

1 comment:

kb said...

I understand what you are saying, but that is a bit of a stretch. It's not like he couldn't pronounce a word in his own native language (nuclear) or gave a shoulder rub to the German Chancellor.

Not that this is important, because these are the things that distracts us from the big problems we face. Left AND right should leave the petty stuff aside.

All presidents used teleprompters, they all flub words and all forget important facts at one time or another. My question is, so what?

The Democrats rolled over for the Republicans for the last eight years, the fair election swept the republicans out of office in pretty dramatic fashion. I don't expect Republicans give up their values, they shouldn't. But Obama has had way less than a hundred days in office and by the way the right is kicking, screaming and whining really looks quite pathetic (not you personally, just in general).

I'm a moderate liberal and I want what is best for my country, just like people on the right. In my opinion all of this drama from the right is just posturing for the next campaign and is that what is really best for this country?