“Medvedveda” – Clinton mangles Medvedev

I don’t normally post quick video posts like this any more, but I think I’ll make an exception for Hillary Clinton’s mangling of Dmitry Medvedev’s name in yesterday’s Democratic debate.

To give Clinton some credit, though, she does at least know who calls the shots in Russia:

“I have no doubt that as the president of the United States, even though technically the meetings would be with the person labelled as president, the decisions will be made by Putin.”

Obama holds pretty much the same view, but was at least able to show off with a little background information about Putin.

“He is someone who was handpicked by Putin. And Putin has made it very clear he will continue to have the strongest hand in Russia when it comes to the government.”

Still, it’s nice to see that some consideration is being to Russia in the US Presidential election.

Update: Russia Today have a fuller report on the debate here.

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6 Responses

  1. And Dima might think / say something like this …

    “I have no doubt that as the president of the Russian Federation, even though technically the meetings would be with the person labelled as ‘President of the USA’, the decisions will be made by oil companies, “contractors” and the “industrial military complex.”

    Russian politics is much more predictable than US politics, what you see is what you get. US politics is more like “why should I worry about the crap I say today when I can turn 180 degrees anytime I care to do so ?”.

  2. Tim Newman says:

    And Dima might think / say something like this …

    But, not wanting to make a complete twat of himself on his first outing, probably won’t.

  3. “But, not wanting to make a complete twat of himself on his first outing, probably won’t.”

    Yeah, sure ! 😉 Not only Russian politics are predictable, Mr Newman 😉

  4. On the subject of those two:

    Medvedev, Hillary and “Media Bias”
    http://www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=12462

  5. GER O'BRIEN says:

    Is it just me or is Hilary Clinton a really unpleasant person? It looks like she might get the nomination after all.

    As for her mistake, she might have just as well said ‘Putin’ rather than Medvedeva or whatever. There’s no difference anyway:-)

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