Skip to comments.Tongue-tied Clinton gets warm EU welcome [mispronounced her EU counterparts' names and claimed....]
Posted on 03/06/2009 8:30:24 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Tongue-tied Clinton gets warm EU welcome Fri Mar 6, 2009 10:59am EST
By David Brunnstrom
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton raised eyebrows on her first visit to Europe as secretary of state when she mispronounced her EU counterparts' names and claimed U.S. democracy was older than Europe's.
Clinton has set herself a grueling pace on visits to Egypt, Israel and Brussels soon after touring the Far East, attending dozens of meetings and giving speech after speech, with little time worked into her schedule for sleep.
Tiredness appeared to show Friday when she answered questions in front of 500 young Europeans at the European Parliament, where she was the highest-ranking U.S. visitor since the late U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1985.
A veteran politician, Clinton compared the complex European political environment to that of the two-party U.S. system, before adding:
"I have never understood multiparty democracy.
"It is hard enough with two parties to come to any resolution, and I say this very respectfully, because I feel the same way about our own democracy, which has been around a lot longer than European democracy."
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
a gaffe a minute.
Lets not call them the Democrat Party, they hate that, lets call them the Donner Party
Oh, yeah, well, them... ;-)
Clowns on parade best describes the obama administration.
Watch for the "sleep deprivation" excuse, cause she is working SO hard.
We don't have that here. The two parties have merged.
Plus the USA a Constitutional Representative Republic.
Whom can she have been thinking of?
Amateurs all around in this adminstration!
Did not know that thanks. To counter it though, Iceland is not really part of Europe.
Children all around in this adminstration!
"I don't think he has the intellectual depth." Joe Scarborough referring to President Bush
Well now that the shoe's on the other foot............
Too much ware and tare on the old sex organ there Hillary?
Maybe it’s some kind of lesbian bondage thing?
If Huma went with her, then that appendage could have
had an Olympic workout the night before.
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