Saturday, March 28, 2009

Diplomatic gaffe of the month 

This diplomatic gaffe is so embarrassing that it is difficult to believe that it was not a Republican who committed it. Difficult, that is, if you're a reporter for a mainstream media organization.

"Who painted it?" What a maroon.


By Blogger Escort81, at Sun Mar 29, 12:19:00 AM:

Heh. Next, Sec. Clinton travels to Italy, looks at the Shroud of Turin and says, "My, what a beautiful charcoal sketch." Nah, she would probably know what that was, since it's a bit more famous.

And to think, she cranked on the Catholic vote late in the primaries (especially here in PA), trying to make a go of it and keeping it close.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sun Mar 29, 12:23:00 AM:

I'm sorry, but this is just another racist story that suggests that a black president should be as competent as a white one!

Hillie is and always has been a dumb bimbo. Mugabe Obama appointed her to get her out of the Senate and eliminate her as a potential threat.

To claim that she is competent or won't do an endless series of stupid and inept blunders proves that you don't understand Mugabe's purpose or Hillie's criminality!  

By Anonymous Tress, at Sun Mar 29, 08:24:00 AM:

Interesting that the gaffe was not caught on tape. Hmmm....

Anon at 12:23: Does it somehow make you feel better to call him Mugabe Obama, or is it just unresolved behavior from your grade school days?  

By Anonymous meta-4, at Sun Mar 29, 09:43:00 AM:

You folks just don't GET it do you?In this brave new O'world, if Hillary thinks it's painted, then IT'S PAINTED. GOT that?

If I were that Bishop I would be very careful what I said next. Any fool knows we are not allowed to DISAGREE, because it's UNPATRIOTIC.......no, STUPID, to disagree with th......uh oh, there's someone at my door.........

"....but, Hillary, I was agreeing with you.......please don't.......  

By Blogger TOF, at Sun Mar 29, 09:49:00 AM:

The big O did promise change you can believe in. I believe it.  

By Blogger TigerHawk, at Sun Mar 29, 10:01:00 AM:

Hillary Clinton is a lot of things, but stupid is not among them. We all have embarrassing gaps in our knowledge. But this is bad staff work. Does she not get prepped, or read a guidebook, on the flight down?  

By Blogger Kinuachdrach, at Sun Mar 29, 10:42:00 AM:

"But this is bad staff work."

And who appointed Mrs. Rodham-Clinton's incompetent staff? Stupid is as stupid does.

There have been some (defensive?) press leaks that the State Department did not screw up when Mrs. Rodham-Clinton gave the Russians a mis-translated "Reset" button (in Latin rather than Cyrillic script, to boot). The leakers blamed it on Mrs. Rodham-Clinton's staff, who had prepared it without input from the State Department.

Any way you cut it, Mrs. Rodham-Clinton is in charge. Any mistakes made by the staff she appointed are her mistakes -- whether she is the smartest woman in the world or plain old stupid.  

By Blogger SR, at Sun Mar 29, 12:36:00 PM:

C'mon guys. You all know that religion and religious tradition is singularly unimportant to liberals such as the Sec. St. At least she didn't say something like, " I saw one of those in Sak's window last week."  

By Anonymous Candide, at Sun Mar 29, 01:17:00 PM:

Imagine Dr. Rice would visit a mosque and asked, who wrote the Quran!

However, as a staunch Voltairian I'm certain some mortals did put a hand to writing Quran and painting the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, and I would very much like to find out who they were.

My advice to the US officials would be not to go to places of worship in official capacity.

Few years ago, German Chancellor Merkel visited a city in Russia and refused to visit a local church as a German high official (She arranged for a quite private visit later). Apparently, Germans hold that the German Chancellor represent Germans of all denominations and mustn't show preference to any while in official capacity. I think that's just proper.  

By Blogger SR, at Sun Mar 29, 01:41:00 PM:

Merkel obviously has more savvy and class than these nudnicks running things over here.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sun Mar 29, 01:42:00 PM:

How quickly you Neo-Cons forget that the evil Bush lied, people died!! Despite Clinton, Kerry, Kennedy, Biden stating Iraq had WMDs, all American intelligence, British intelligence, French intelligence, CIA Director Tenet for Clinton and the evil Bush declaring a slam dunk for WMDs. Hey Neo-Con puppets, the evil Bush lied and people died. Now you try to call Biliary incompetent for her Reset button oversight and now take her visit to Mexico out of context!!  

By Blogger Big Mike, at Sun Mar 29, 06:52:00 PM:

Is Hillary's staff incompetent or does she just not pay attention to them?

We do not need our SecState projecting an "ugly American" image, least of all in Mexico right now.  

By Blogger The Leading Wedge, at Sun Mar 29, 08:52:00 PM:

I'm generally on this blog's side, but don't believe in miracles.

Therefore, I think Ms. Clinton's question was a fair one. Maybe not diplomatic in the sense of bowing and grovelling to the host country, but, still, I think it represents the American spirit.

There are plenty of other rants about how Americans shouldn't kow-tow to Muslims on this blog.

Let's try to be consistent.  

By Blogger Dawnfire82, at Sun Mar 29, 09:15:00 PM:

Because it's wholly within the American Spirit to be tactless. Gotcha.  

Post a Comment

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?