And you mocked Smart Power?

Posted by: Phineas on January 20, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I'm so happy I get to stay!

**Posted by Phineas

So, Hu Jintao was feted last night at a state dinner, where the world was treated to a big announcement from President Obama of an important agreement between our landlords China and the poor house United States. What do you think it was? A way to euthanize the North Korean regime peacefully? A deal to bring China’s undervalued currency up to realistic levels? An agreement by China to release the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner from house arrest?

Don’t be so pedestrian, folks! I’m talking something really big: we get to keep the pandas!

Let’s also never forget that throughout our history our people have worked together for mutual progress. We’ve traded together for more than 200 years. We stood together in the Second World War. Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans have helped to build America, including many who join us here tonight.

The Chinese and American people work together and create new opportunities together every single day. Mr. President, today we’ve shown that our governments can work together as well, for our mutual benefit. And that includes this bit of news -— under a new agreement, our National Zoo will continue to dazzle children and visitors with the beloved giant pandas.

There you have it, my friends, straight from the lip of the most powerful man in the world*. These are the fruits of the Smart Power we were promised in 2008.

Via Allahpundit, who collects some of the best snark on this.

*No, not Hu Jintao. The other guy!

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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8 Responses to “And you mocked Smart Power?”


  1. Tango says:

    ….Lucky pandas, huh? ;-)

  2. Carlos says:

    Seems like a fair deal to me. We get the pandas and they get all our nuclear and rocketry secrets.

    What a negotiator!

  3. Jeff says:

    My inside sources tell me that the Chinese agreed to let us keep the pandas only after we threatened to send them Obama if they didn’t.

  4. PE says:

    Its no wonder that Obama’s approval rating is at 53%. He knows what sells.
    He resonates with idiots and racists.

  5. Zippy says:

    I would have been more impressed if fluffy bunnies and munchkins wielding giant lollipops were involved.

  6. Carlos says:

    Has Hu gotten his twenty-disk set of the collected speeches of B.H. Obama yet?

  7. NC Cop says:

    Has Hu gotten his twenty-disk set of the collected speeches of B.H. Obama yet?

    He sure has……complete with Japanese subtitles.

  8. Steve Skubinna says:

    You know, I’d trade both pandas to the PRC for the 2010 Nobel Prize winner.

    In fact, what the heck, I’ll toss in the 2009 Nobel winner to sweeten the deal.

    Whaddaya say, Hu?