Saturday, March 7, 2009

Kids in the Candy Store, Part II

First President Obama insults our closest friend, and embarrasses himself, during a gift-giving ceremony.  And now this.  These are just children playing "dress up." They are truly clueless about basic stuff. A "reset" button?" Are you kidding? Grow up already. Maybe next time it'll be a box of CDs.  Oh, wait, we did that already.  

GENEVA—After promising to “push the reset button” on relations with Moscow, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton planned to present Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a light-hearted gift at their talks here Friday night to symbolize the Obama administration’s desire for a new beginning in the relationship. 

It didn’t quite work out as she planned. 

She handed him a palm-sized box wrapped with a bow. Lavrov opened it and pulled out the gift—a red plastic button on a black base with a Russian word “peregruzka” printed on top. 

We worked hard to get the right Russian word. Do you think we got it?” Clinton said as reporters, allowed in to observe the first few minutes of the meeting, watched. 

“You got it wrong,” Lavrov said, to Clinton’s clear surprise. Instead of "reset," he said the word on the box meant “overcharge.” 
UPDATE:  3/8/09 6:08 pm:  Russian media teases Clinton over 'reset' button
Nice job!