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Smart Power: Obama Repeatedly Botches Dignitaries' Names on Foreign Trip

ScienceSquid Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 12:30 AM
I watched the nightly news with David Letterman and I didn't see this story. It must not be important.
NormRx Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 6:18 AM
Several years ago I told a leftist buddy that Obama had a Mao ornament on his Christmas tree. He replied that was a lie, if it was true it would have been on Oprah. I no longer talk to this dumb as s.
Michael160 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 3:04 AM
Odd, I would have thought the misprounciation of several names would have led to the preemption of all prime time television.
right_frame_of_mind Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 3:27 AM
How about a joke? If A repub did this, it would be a SNL skit!
Don't you see your hypocrisy? Drink a Red Bull and try again.
Michael160 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 3:03 AM
Odd, I would have thought the misprounciation of several names would have led to the preemption of all prime time television.
right_frame_of_mind Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 2:55 AM
I am sure Stewart and Maher will report this.


President "Smart Power" at work.  Oops:
 

As Obama stood next to the world's most recognized democracy icon, he mispronounced her name repeatedly. Ever gracious, Suu Kyi did not correct her American guest for calling her Aung YAN Suu Kyi multiple times during his statement to reporters after their meeting. Proper pronunciation for the Nobel laureate's name is Ahng Sahn Soo Chee. The meeting came after Obama met with Myanmar's reformist new President Thein Sein - a name he also botched. As the two addressed the media, Obama called his counterpart "President Sein," an awkward,...