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translation fail – Clinton snaps “My husband is not secretary of state, I am”

Posted in Uncategorized by T.Salami on August 10, 2009

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From abc blogs

“Apparently the translator made a mistake and the student had wanted to know what President Obama thought of the deal. A State Department official tells ABC News the student went up to Clinton after the event and told her he was misquoted. No immediate word yet how Clinton responded”

translation fail!

I would be scared to step on her toes or even a single toe. If this is considered just a diplomatic error, I wonder what she would be like if you remove ‘diplomatic’ from ‘error’

Regardless of the error, the notion of Secretary Clinton’s deference to her husband clearly touched a nerve with America’s top diplomat. Just a week ago the former President stole his wife’s thunder when he appeared in North Korea to rescue two American journalists detained there. His trip came just as Secretary Clinton embarked on a swing through Africa she hoped would shine light on the plight of the continent.

Still, imagine what the students thought when her response was translated back and they heard Clinton call President Obama her husband….

via Lost in Translation: Clinton Says She, Not Bill, is the Secretary of State – Political Punch.


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