Medvedev: Obama's Smarter Than...'Someone'

Russian president seems to get in subtle dig at Bush
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2010 6:55 AM CDT

(Newser) – Dmitry Medvedev just loooves Barack Obama…and wasn’t too fond of some other person who shall remain nameless. In an interview with George Stephanopolous on Good Morning America, the Russian premier said Obama is “a very comfortable partner. … 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.” Stephanopolous cracked up. “You had somebody in your mind, I think,” he said.

At that, Medvedev laughed, too. “Obviously I do have someone in mind. I don’t want to offend anyone.” Who could that person possibly be? Who would be a natural person with whom to compare Obama? We wouldn’t want to wildly speculate that it might be the only other president Medvedev has interacted with. That would be irresponsible. So we’ll let the Huffington Post do it for us.

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