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Monday, January 19, 2009

No Uncertain Terms:

A brief hello from Spain to write you on Obama´s inauguration day.

In case you were wondering about much of the rest of the world´s opinion on George W. Bush, here´s a brief excerpt from El Periodico, one of Spain´s popular dailies. On the front, it has a picture of Obama entering a door, and the back page has, of course, Bush´s back, walking out. About Bush, it says,

´´El último error de América.´´

Continuing, the article -- keep in mind this is not even an editorial section, though of course the format is a little different around here -- says ´´Empezó con una discutida victoria ... y se va como un perdedor. Se dice de George W Bush que es probablamente el peor presidente de la historia de EEUU. Seguramente es peor de los últimos cien años, como minimo. Nos deja un mundo más pelogroso ... más injusto, y más pobre...¨

In my clumsy translation, it says, ´´he began with a disputed victory, and leaves as a loser. It is said of George W Bush that he is probably the worst president in the history of the United States. Certainly, he is the worst of the last century at least. He has left us a world that is more dangerous, with more injustice, more poverty...¨

(El Periódico de Catalunya, 20 Feb 2009)


  • At 7:23 PM , Blogger Stoked said...

    Um, Obama's "election" day, or inauguration day? You've gotten used to thinking in Espanol and your English is getting weak?! :) I thought you were moving north, not east!

  • At 12:07 AM , Blogger Argentius said...

    Yes, yes, all right, it´s hard enough using clunky hostel computers...

    At least they have Spanish letters, so I can write Español, but, of course, the locals would prefer that I say Castellano, since it ain´t the Catalá that they´d prefer I knew here in Barcelona!


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