Thursday, January 28, 2010

Obama Calls Estonia "Model"

In his first State of the Union Address, US President Barack Obama cited Estonia as a "model of democracy which America would do well to emulate." In addition to confronting domestic issues such as unemployment, health care, terrorism, a war on two fronts, Obama took time in his speech to praise Estonia's flat income tax, zero tax on corporate earnings, and the "unique landscape of Võrumaa, which includes the witch's well, which is thought to be caused by witches underground in a sauna." Democrats and Republicans were a bit baffled by the presidential speech's detour into Estonia's southern hill country, but many, when polled afterwards, said they were considering a visit to Estonia this very summer. "Obama made me really think about Estonia's unique jagged coastline and her exciting abundance of winter- and summer family activities," said Representative Rosa DeLauro. "Not to mention the truly unique 600 plant species in one single hectare of land."
Obama has frequently mentioned Estonia during speeches, noted White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. "When I'm alone with him, it's all he talks about."



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  2. I just watched the State of the Union address, and there was no mention of Estonia. Cut the bullshit :D
    And give some sources :)

  3. I would like to take issue with 'anonymous' who claims the U.S President did not mention Estonia in his State of the Union address. Clearly anonymous believes that misinformation can fool most of the people some of the time.
    For those of you who wish to hear Obama's words, including his praise for Estonia you can watch a video of his address here:

  4. 者女として生まれたからにはアブノーマルな世界に飛び込んでみたいです☆普段では考 (Rivonian Kuroniku) え.

    られないプレイ"EST-COY" な "Laughagainistan" を思う存分楽?

    度数 300 を診断!

  5. What's with this asian text? Has this website become a way for spies to communicate with one another?

  6. коричневая сова летит в полночь

  7. Obama did praise Estonia, I saw it myself. Obama clearly has Estonia in his heart and mind, unlike the previous U.S. president who did not mention Estonia at all in his State of the Union speeches: