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Now That We Have a Cosmopolitan, Sophisticated President…

Barack Obama, linguist:

At a news conference afterward, Obama said his debut on the international stage had convinced him that “political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate,” where he served before entering the White House.

“There’s a lot of — I don’t know what the term is in Austrian — wheeling and dealing, and people are pursuing their interests, and everybody has their own particular issues and their own particular politics,” he said in response to an Austrian reporter’s question.

Via Andrew Stuttaford, who adds: “Tricky language, Austrian.”

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