Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Look, Obama just doesn't make gaffes, OK?

My friends, a couple of days ago at a NATO press conference in Strasbourg the Obamessiah managed to slip in another gaffe unreported by the Mainstream Media. This isn't his first gaffe - he's already managed to offend Special Olympians, claim there are 58 states in the United States of America and thought the Afghans speak Arabic - but it's a telling one because of how its treatment illustrates the easy ride he gets in comparison to other famous gaffers.

Remember Dan Quayle's comment about speaking Latin in Latin America? Of course you do, I mean it was 20 years ago but people still bleat on about it, even though it's actually a myth invented by lazy journalists.

Remember George Bush calling the residents of Greece "Grecians"? Again, of course you do, I mean it was 10 years ago, but the Mainstream Media never cease retelling his gaffes.

So what did the Obamessiah do this time? Well, my friends, in a gaffe similar to those above he seems to think Austrians speak...er...Austrian. In response to an Austrian reporter he said this:

“Erm...political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There’s a lot of...erm...I don’t know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing, and, you know, people are, you know, pursuing their interests, and...erm....erm...you know, everybody has their own particular issues and their own particular politics.”

What an orator! What command of the English language! What poetry!

Here it is in full with a piece taken from fair and balanced Fox News (because you won't find it on the biased British Broadcasting Corporation):

Maybe, though, I'm being unfair. Like I said in the title, the Obamessiah just doesn't make gaffes, OK? This was no obvious gaffe as it would have been had it emanated from the lips of George Bush, oh no, this was perhaps a "knowing casualism".

You couldn't make it up.