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."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!"
“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.
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.