April 2, 2009

Obama's European Presser

I just caught the tail end of President Obama's press conference at the G20 in Europe. He said,

"I'll take one more question from a foreigner."

Oh, he covered a bit, saying that he was joking (his voice was not changed at all, so it wasn't a joke) and that he meant, of course, a question from a non-American reporter... But where's the joke in an American acting like everyone else in the world is a foreigner? Do Europeans really find that funny? I think not.

You can bet that had this been Bush, it would have led the Tonight Show and Letterman and would never have been forgotten. Since it was a democrat, since it was Obama, just so, you can bet it will make no copy at all, on any network show.

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