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Monday, September 28, 2009

Tienen cojones

I rarely do this, but this one just had me pissing, my friends.

Check out this picture of Spain's first family together with the Obamas.

I wish my dad had been as cool as Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and had let me wear whatever I wanted all the time, no matter our diplomatic engagements.

Please watch this. I can't stop watching it.

This is one of my top 10 moments of Spanish diplomacy. It is right up there with the King of Spain telling Hugo Chavez to shut up.

If you grow up amidst Spanish statesmanship and manage to be this anti-establishment when you're bumping shoulders with society's elite, you deserve my utmost respect. Or at least my chanted prayers while dancing around a pile of stones in the forest.

Now that is what you call Spanish cojones. I fucking love this country.

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Pueblo girl September 28, 2009 at 3:03 PM  

Holy shit! I was so busy navel gazing, I missed that one. ZP goes zooming up in my estimation for not pushing them behind a curtain for being a political liability. Cheers for them, and their parents.

Vanessa September 28, 2009 at 3:58 PM  

That video was hilarious. I agree, awesome of the family for not trying to force the girls into being cookie-cutter like everyone else in their position.

A Free Man September 28, 2009 at 6:57 PM  

I know. What's with the hunching as well?

My grandmother made me get a haircut before one family photo that we took without the President in it.

Yo Momma September 28, 2009 at 9:46 PM  

hahaha! I love emo-first daughters. awesome. They're so "twilight-y"

Meagan September 28, 2009 at 10:27 PM  

I dunno... judging from Mom on the left, maybe the fashon is just kinda gothy. Though surely wrist cuffs must translate to hardcore in any country.

flutter September 28, 2009 at 11:05 PM  

I think I might have just pissed myself. Yep, I did.

kate September 29, 2009 at 12:40 AM  

Okay, speaking as one who went through a slightly, um, gothic phase as a teenager, I have to say that I feel sorry for these girls, what with all of the ridicule they have been in for over the past few days. Granted, it was their choice to show up in, um, full regalia, and it was their father's fault for shuttling them into a "look how tight I am with the Obamas" photo and then drawing attention to it with the demand that it not be made public, but still...

(Yes, the video is funny, but it still makes me cringe! I hope they are taking it in good humor...)

Carl September 29, 2009 at 6:16 AM  

I don't know Blues.

I think I see who wears the pants in that family... and the boots.

Anonymous September 30, 2009 at 7:13 AM  

Head in the sand here. Missed all the chatter about this.

Funny shit . . .

Not Afraid to Use It September 30, 2009 at 3:46 PM  

You Tube won't work for me right now, so I'll have to try again later.

As for posting the photo, you aren't going to get arrested are you? Isn't there a ban in Spain? I do have to give you a giant thank you, however. I have been trying to find a photo to see what all the hoopla was about, and now I know. I appreciate it!!

Not Afraid to Use It September 30, 2009 at 8:56 PM  

Okay, just saw the video and can't stop laughing. I feel bad about it, but it is pretty damned funny. The music totally makes it.

Pueblo girl October 3, 2009 at 5:47 PM  

Finally saw the video back in Madrid ( dialup in the village is impossible). What can I say? Leonés blood will out.

Gypsy October 12, 2009 at 7:46 AM  

I want to tell them to stand up straight.

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