I just wrote this scathing dress-down of Tim Pawlenty and his infamous quote from the recent Republican debates in New Hampshire. I said he was catering to the lowest common denominator, who sees international politics like a tank game. Or something like that. How dare he!
Then, five minutes after posting, I see THIS. I only care about the first three or so seconds.
What. The. Hey. I threw in a twenty and two weekends to elect this guy; that’s not cool! But alas, it’s heavily edited. I doubt Obama really specifically ran out and said “The good news? We’re not Portugal.” What was the original statement?
Well, you can fight the notion that Portugal isn’t important. But you can’t deny it’s in a financial crisis. I’m not sure, however, that to the uninformed ear, Portugal sounds any less like the Black Hole of Calcutta. And that doesn’t help any more than Pawlenty.
I wonder what the Greeks are saying.