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I offer you a deal: if you diary the interview I diary how we tolerated him for 8 years.

I provided a link to the English transcript, complete with the grammatical mistakes (like no -ed or -s at the end of verbs). The guys who translated and subtitled the video did Aznar a favour and translated what he meant, not what he said. But the actual text would have been too unbelievable.

Of course he belongs in a DC thonk tink, he taught International Relations at Georgetown [in English!!] for an academic year after he left power [his lectures about Spanish history and the war on civilization are legendary], and he's been appointed to Murdoch's board of directors (just like Blair will).

Oh, BTW, how does the US tolerate Bush? His English is not much better.

Nothing is 'mere'. — Richard P. Feynman

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Aug 8th, 2006 at 03:41:21 AM EST
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the war on civilization

hehe, I meant "The War of Civilizations", but the truth came out.

Nothing is 'mere'. — Richard P. Feynman

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Aug 8th, 2006 at 06:01:56 AM EST
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"He's from Barcelona."
-Sybil Fawlty, Fawlty Towers

(I know Spanish people are probably sick of Manuel. I'm Swedish, please feel free to bring up the Chef. Bork, bork.)

But seriously, is the answer going to be "The Economy"?

by Number 6 on Tue Aug 8th, 2006 at 09:28:57 AM EST
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No. The short answer is someone else had to win the elections after 14 years of Felipe Gonzalez, and the PSOE was demoralised, and floundered in 2000.

Nothing is 'mere'. — Richard P. Feynman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Aug 8th, 2006 at 09:35:07 AM EST
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Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Lily Sloane , Star Trek First Contact:

Picard: "They are the Borg"
Sloane: "Borg? that sounds Swedish"

And later, after meeting Borg drones:

Sloane: "Definitely not Swedish".

by Alex in Toulouse on Tue Aug 8th, 2006 at 10:14:29 AM EST
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Well, they are mindless drones that don't think for themselves, have a strange sense of fashion and do tedious, repetitive work very well.
Except for the added-in-committee Sloane character this was a great film.
by Number 6 on Tue Aug 8th, 2006 at 10:19:00 AM EST
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