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Somebody’s Not Enjoying Her August Getaway

My first instinct was to sympathize with Hillary Clinton, but perhaps the awkward phrasing of the question might have given her a hint that there was an issue with the translation. When’s the last time you heard a question phrased, “What does Mr. Clinton think through the mouth of Mrs. Clinton?”

The term “blew a gasket” doesn’t seem overstating it, and it’s not quite the tone you’d like to hear from the U.S. Secretary of State while addressing a foreign audience. Maybe it’s been a rough, long trip.

It turns out the poor student asked, “What does Mr. Obama think through the mouth of Mrs. Clinton?”

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