Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made a few gaffes in her first European tour.
In Brussels the woman who wanted to be President and served as a United States Senator said...
"I have never understood multiparty democracy".
Quickly following that up with...
"It is hard enough with two parties to come to any resolution, and I say this very respectfully, because I feel the same way about our own democracy, which has been around a lot longer than European democracy."
Thereby showing the need for this button
Later Clinton messed up the names of her hosts referring to EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, who stood beside her, as "High Representative Solano."
She also dubbed European Commission External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner as "Benito."
Bringing out the need for this button
In Geneva Hillary met with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and had promised to “push the reset button” on relations with Moscow.
Clinton gave Lavrov 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?” “You got it wrong,” Lavrov said, to Clinton’s clear surprise. Instead of "reset," he said the word on the box meant “overcharge.”
Oops Sorry, that was the button the Obama administration is giving to the American people and the scientific community is united in that fact.
Other Clinton buttons include:
Here's a button Americans will soon use for the Obama administration:
Finally the button that helped me with this post: