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Obama Snobbery Watch

12:36 AM, Jul 9, 2008 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Barack Obama said during a town hall meeting in Georgia on Tuesday: "It's embarrassing when Europeans come over here, they all speak English, they speak French, they speak German. And then we go over to Europe and all we can say is merci beaucoup."

Update: Here's the video

So if Obama is embarrassed by Americans who can't speak French or German or Spanish, is he embarrassed by immigrants to the United States who can't speak English?