- "What's Spanish For Hypocrite?" What’s Spanish For Hypocrite?

Abe Greenwald - 07.09.2008 - 5:41 PM

At a Georgia town hall meeting, Barack Obama found himself pontificating about American ignorance:

"I don’t understand when people are going around worrying about, we need to have English only. They want to pass a law, we just, we want English only . . . Now, I agree that immigrants should learn English, I agree with this. But understand this, instead of worrying about whether immigrants can learn English, they’ll learn English, you need to make sure your child can speak Spanish."

So to be clear: Americans must learn Spanish! Here’s the thing, though: Barack Obama, who holds several impressive first-tier degrees, does not speak Spanish.