Entertaining the Europeans

Michael J. Kubat
The Czech online news site iDNES reported a little color from Mr. Obama’s performance at the Strasbourg NATO summit press conference.  Apparently, when answering a question from a member of the Austrian media, President Obama stated that he didn’t know “…what the right expression was in Austrian, but in English, we have this saying…”

Another black eye for the multi-degreed Obama Advisory Team but, more importantly, for the image of the United States abroad.

Sprechen sie Austrian? Probably not.


The Czech online news site iDNES reported a little color from Mr. Obama’s performance at the Strasbourg NATO summit press conference.  Apparently, when answering a question from a member of the Austrian media, President Obama stated that he didn’t know “…what the right expression was in Austrian, but in English, we have this saying…”

Another black eye for the multi-degreed Obama Advisory Team but, more importantly, for the image of the United States abroad.

Sprechen sie Austrian? Probably not.