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Did You Have Something To Do With That?

At the Obama G-20 London summit press-conference on April 2:

OBAMA: I'm going to call one foreigner -- (laughter) -- actually, I'm the foreigner.  That's why I smiled.  One correspondent not from America.  And then I will -- (loud commotion) -- we're not doing bidding here.  (Laughter.)  But I also want to make sure that I'm not showing gender bias.  So this young lady right here -- not you, sir, I'm sorry.
Q: Hi, Mr. President.
OBAMA: How are you?
Q: Thank you for choosing me.  I'm very well.  I'm Simrat [Ghuman] from the Times of India.
OBAMA:   Wonderful.
Q:You met with our Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh. What did you -- what is America doing to help India tackle terrorism emanating from Pakistan?
OBAMA: Well, first of all, your Prime Minister is a wonderful man.
Q: Thank you. I agree. (Laughter.)
OBAMA: Well --
Q: I agree.
OBAMA: Did you have something to do with that, or -- (laughter.) You seem to kind of take -- take credit for it a little bit there. (Laughter.)
Q: Really proud of him, sir.
OBAMA: Of course. You should be proud of him. I'm teasing you.
I think he's a very wise and decent man, and has done a wonderful job in guiding India, even prior to being Prime Minister, along a path of extraordinary economic growth that is a marvel, I think, for all the world.

Read on his actual answer to the question at the White House Blog

HT: Srinivasan Lakshman

Did You Have Something To Do With That?
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At the Obama G-20 London summit press-conference on April 2:

OBAMA: I'm going to call one foreigner -- (laughter) -- actually, I'm the foreigner.  That's why I smiled.  One correspondent not from America.  And then I will -- (loud commotion) -- we're not doing bidding here.  (Laughter.)  But I also want to make sure that I'm not showing gender bias.  So this young lady right here -- not you, sir, I'm sorry.
Q: Hi, Mr. President.
OBAMA: How are you?
Q: Thank you for choosing me.  I'm very well.  I'm Simrat [Ghuman] from the Times of India.
OBAMA:   Wonderful.
Q:You met with our Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh. What did you -- what is America doing to help India tackle terrorism emanating from Pakistan?
OBAMA: Well, first of all, your Prime Minister is a wonderful man.
Q: Thank you. I agree. (Laughter.)
OBAMA: Well --
Q: I agree.
OBAMA: Did you have something to do with that, or -- (laughter.) You seem to kind of take -- take credit for it a little bit there. (Laughter.)
Q: Really proud of him, sir.
OBAMA: Of course. You should be proud of him. I'm teasing you.
I think he's a very wise and decent man, and has done a wonderful job in guiding India, even prior to being Prime Minister, along a path of extraordinary economic growth that is a marvel, I think, for all the world.

Read on his actual answer to the question at the White House Blog

HT: Srinivasan Lakshman

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