psst, whisper it, more encouraging news from the asian trip….

When Dmitry Medvedev was a law student he used to read articles in the Harvard Law Review by a guy with a funny name. He was, he said, hugely impressed. Now? Medvedev is Russian President, Barack Obama….well, you know. Funny old world.

From earlier this year, HuffPost:

STEPHANOPOULOS: What do you make of Barack Obama the man?

MEDVEDEV: He’s a very comfortable partner, it’s very interesting to be with him. The most important thing that distinguishes him from many other people – I won’t name anyone by name – he’s a thinker, he thinks when he speaks. Which is already pretty good.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You had somebody in your mind, I think. (LAUGHS)

MEDVEDEV: Obviously I do have someone on my mind. I don’t want to offend anyone. He’s eager to listen to his partner, which is a pretty good quality for a politician. Because any politician is to a certain degree a mentor. They preach something. And the ability to listen to their partner is very important for the politician. And he is pretty deeply emerged in the subject, so he has a good knowledge of what he’s talking about. There was no instance in our meetings with Mr. Obama where he wasn’t well prepared for the questions. This is very good. And after all, he’s simply a very pleasant man with whom it’s a pleasure to deal with.

4 Responses to “psst, whisper it, more encouraging news from the asian trip….”

  1. 1 vitaminlover
    November 14, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    It’s a small world after all.

  2. 2 dannie22
    November 14, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    That was lovely. How often do you hear world leaders saying words of praise about another world leader?

  3. 3 danadevin74
    November 15, 2010 at 7:59 am

    I agree it is wonderful to have a leader who can speak in complete sentences
    Who is prepared, thoughtful, intelligent
    Can you imagine if President Obama had been elected in 2000 instead of 2008?

    • 4 Chi
      November 15, 2010 at 9:12 am

      That would have been absolutely marvelous Dana…

      We must now rally around and show our support for this amazing President; We absolutely cannot let the opposition (on both sides) destroy his and our chance at rebuilding our country after years & years of abuse at the hands of his predecessor.

      We must stand firm with President Obama and we must show our support!

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