Saturday, July 26, 2008
Triumph of the... what did he say?
I marvel at the ability of Europeans to sit thru long speeches in languages they do not speak.
Yeah, I know... english is the new "lingua franca". Well, I've been to Europe. Their english ain't that hot.
They may claim to sprechen englisch at first, but this is quickly revealed to be wishful thinking after a few sentences. (Locating our current position on a map also seems to be a skill in the larval stage.)
So I have to wonder how much Obama's speech in Germany actually connected with anyone. Just once I'd like to see an American politician go over there and do the whole thing in their best full-tilt high school German with some mein liebes Volk and wir brauchen Lebensraum and auf die Zugspitze and lots of hysterical arm waving too. The way German was meant to be spoken.