Is Pinera the new President?
In Chile, they call his acts of buffoonery “Piñeri-cosas" – and, boy, as Pineri-cosas go, this one was a doozy.http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncsta...tdown.jpg?ve=1
In an apparent first for a world leader visiting the White House, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Tuesday briefly co-opted the President of the United States’ – in this case obviously Barack Obama – Oval Office desk.
"I’m going to sit at the President of the United States’ desk," Pinera states in Spanish before undertaking the bit of foolery that reportedly broke all manner of long-held White House protocols for visiting leaders, according to a YouTube video of the unfortunate event.
“Este es el unico.”
- President Obama, after Chilean President Sebastian Pinera became first world leader to sit at Oval Office desk
Pinera then decisively rounds the hallowed workspace at which Lincoln, Roosevelt – both Teddy and Franklin D. -- JFK and 40 others penned into law untold acts of world-changing legislation, not to mention declarations of war and related political bric-a-brac – and makes himself rather comfortably at home, although without, thankfully, going so far as to put his feet up on the desk.
Perhaps to break the obvious tension, Alfredo Moreno Charme, the Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs, reportedly asked a seemingly awestruck Obama, "How many other presidents have done the same?"
To his credit, a cordial and by-then-bemused Obama, who quickly recovered from his initial and barely perceptible bout of surprise, responded in Spanish, “Este es el unico,” or, “This is the only one.”
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Re: Is Pinera the new President?
Unanimous disdain for what that desk stands for.
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