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Europe Swoons Over Obama

'You must want a cigarette after that,' Dowd tells candidate after fawning reception
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2008 12:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – While all of Europe—even the right-wing Nicolas Sarkozy—goes ga-ga over Barack Obama, the would-be president is keeping it real, writes an uncharacteristically un-scathing Maureen Dowd in the New York Times. “If you start believing your own hype, which I rarely do, things’ll turn on your pretty quick anyway,” Obama tells Dowd, . Plus, he’s anticipating “some backlash” among Americans for cozying up with the French. 

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Obama’s all over the tabloids: his private prayer at Jerusalem’s Western Wall was snitched by a seminary student, and he was stalked by a blonde reporter at a Berlin gym who wrote that his T-shirt smelled like “fabric softener” in a German tabloid. But "I'm just realizing what I’ve got to become accustomed to,” he says. (Read more Obama 2008 stories.)

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