Monday, March 9, 2009

Hillary Schmillary

This is change I can believe in.

Instead of a president who makes embarrassing gaffes, we now have a secretary of state who seems to be shooting for the record in the Dumbass Olympics:

In the last couple days she has:

-Claimed she "doesn't understand" multiparty democracy. (Its mean of me to point this one out because she was making the point that its hard enough to agree with 2 parties in the mix, but I think she could have phrased it better. And I like being mean.)

-Stated that US democracy is older than European democracy, forgetting about things like the Magna Carta, The Roman Republic and the Greek city states.

-Called Javier Solana -- a man who has been on TV nearly every day for the last 10 years -- Javier 'Solano'

-Referred to European Commission External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner as "Benito."

-Presented the Russian Foreign Minister with a symbolic 'reset' button symbolizing a new start for US-Russian Relations. Her staff managed to get "Reset" right in english, but the Russian word was "Peregruzka" which means overload or overcharge.

This doesn't seem like 'smart power' to me.


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