Thursday, April 15, 2010

Obama Claims One of His Personality Traits is Humility

The famously humble Barack Obama gave an interview to Australian television and must think we won't find out about it here.

You've got to be kidding me.
United States president Barack Obama says he and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd share several personality traits - one of which is humility.

The US president made the comments to the 7.30 Report's Kerry O'Brien during an interview which will be aired on ABC1 tonight.

O'Brien says during his 20-minute interview with Mr Obama, the US president shed some light on his relationship with Australia's Prime Minister.

"It was interesting. Diplomats and politicians say nice things about each other when they're having international chats," O'Brien said.

But O'Brien says Mr Obama spoke candidly about their relationship - which has in the past been described as a "meeting of minds".

"He was quite expansive and quite genuine on what he saw as the commonality and connections between [he and Mr Rudd]. One of which was humility," O'Brien said.
Apparently he forgot to mention megalomania.

H/T Tim Blair.

Thanks to Hot Air, Mary Katharine Ham, NewsReal and Patterico for the links.

Update: OK, so as it turns out it wasn't necessarily a direct quote in the interview, rather Obama saying he shares the same traits as Rudd, one of which is humility. Rudd is smart and humble, just like me!

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