Re: European politics
Let me throw in a softball question.
Over the years, in the US, speaking another language besides English has become liability for politicians here.
French is the most despised, so much so, those politician who know would never admit it.
Even those with French last name are not immune from this
More recently, Chinese has joined that list of Un-american language.
IN 2004, republicans attacked presidential candidate John Kerry, for not only looking french, but he spoke the language.
This year, rival republican candidate surrogates attacked candidate John Huntsman, former US ambassador to China and fluent in Mandarin for speaking the language.
They put together an ad of the ambassador speaking Chinese with chinese music in background.
Politician would gladly speak Spanish and/and run advertisement in Spanish when in campaigning heavily populated Spanish speaking areas.
But the minute they get away from that, they start attacking the people who speak the language.
In Europe, is there such a dichotomy where a foreig language become "untouchable".
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Last edited by tennisbum79; Jan 31st, 2012 at 12:15 AM.