Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Definition of "Working Hard" in Government

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in greeting Sergey V. Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, presented him with a red plastic button emblazoned with the English word “reset” and the Russian word “peregruzka.”

The gift was a play on Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s call in Munich last month for the two countries to “press the reset button” on their relationship.

“We worked hard to get the right Russian word,” Mrs. Clinton said, handing the button to Mr. Lavrov. “Do you think we got it?”

“You got it wrong,” he replied, explaining that the Americans had come up with the Russian word for overcharged.

“We won’t let you do that to us,” she said quickly, with a full-throated laugh
Jebus, and just think, these are the people in charge of our Diplomatic Relations with the second largest Nuclear arsenal on Earth, in the greatest period of global instability the world has seen since WWII.

As for "Working hard", thirty five seconds on google translate got me this:

And i dont have an $11,455,559,000.00 a year budget with which to, i dont know, hire one of the nearly 500,000 Russian Immigrants admitted to the United States legally since 1970. 

Proving once again, that what the federal government spends Billions to do, could be done better by a 12year old with a laptop.

Now, im not exactly fluent in Russian myself, but i do know that Delo mastera boitsya. (work is afraid of a skilled worker) 

Well, fear not, job at hand, these are the ones we put in charge. 

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