Posted on | November 6, 2011 | 17 Comments
by Smitty (via Insty)
The Washington Times reports that BHO gave it the Full Archie Bunker while visiting France, emphasis mine:
“I want to make mention that this is our first meeting since the arrival of the newest Sarkozy, and so I want to congratulate Nicolas and Carla on the birth of Giulia,” Mr. Obama told reporters shortly after his arrival at the G-20, with Mr. Sarkozy at his side. “And I informed Nicolas on the way in that I am confident that Giulia inherited her mother’s looks rather than her father’s, which I think is an excellent thing.”
He added, “And so now we share one of the greatest challenges and blessings of life, and that is being fathers to our daughters.”
Mr. Sarkozy, who is said to be very conscious about his looks, did not appear greatly amused by the comment, and some observers who attended the meeting said Mr. Obama’s remark fell flat.
The French president, who has three sons from two previous marriages, later told reporters, “You see the great influence of Barack Obama. It’s been four years now he tells me to be a father of girls is fantastic, he has two. So I listened and followed his example.”
The old “hope the kid don’t look like you” trope? For Heaven’s sake, BHO this is
- a completely hackneyed line, right out of S^*t My Dad Says, and
- the first thing they tell you when doing anything internationally is: humor does not translate. You. Are. Not. Funny. Do not try. It will make you look an ass.
I mean, I get that pretty much everything about the guy has a high probability of falsehood, but you’d think that he’d get at least the No Humor rule right. I’m fairly confident that even Bush got that one.
Then again, maybe he knows it perfectly well, and this knobbery is more of a statement concerning BHO’s attitude about being the chief representative of the country.
Not up for Ambassador to Vanatu: Troglopundit. Study this post, LB.
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