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Obama feels the teutonic love

Even though she won’t meet Obama until Thursday morning, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview “I would say that he is well-equipped — physically, mentally and politically.”

In 2006, Merkel was famously given a quick backrub by President Bush, which was caught on camera. When asked if she expected more backrubs from the next US president, she said “I wouldn’t resist.”

But before you get too excited, remember that Merkel is not actually a big supporter of Obama. She won’t be in Berlin for his widely anticipated speech, and even remarked “Maybe I’ll turn on the television.”


One Comment

  1. Elessar Tetramariner wrote:

    First time in too many years that a man has won on his own merits (but, yes, with other American’s support dollar-wise). And now that Barak wants Hilary Clinton to be Secretary of State, why not make Al Gore head of Department of the Global Environment?) (the one that matters) (What do you mean there’s no such job?)

    Go Caroline Kennedy! We can pretend that smilin’ Jack is still alive.[Concrete Blonde’s “Tommorow, Wendy” comes to mind]

    Quit fighting. Go to Mars. This planet cannot handle us all.We are still only on the verge, and it’s time to grow UP

    Monday, December 15, 2008 at 2:03 am | Permalink