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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:52 AM

Pictures of Kerry in France (from the State Department)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/statephotos/8513270732/in/photostream/

There are also lots of photos from the UK and Germany.

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Reply Pictures of Kerry in France (from the State Department) (Original post)
karynnj Feb 2013 OP
Inuca Feb 2013 #1
karynnj Feb 2013 #4
Mass Feb 2013 #5
mylye2222 Jan 2014 #7
wisteria Feb 2013 #6
Mass Feb 2013 #2
karynnj Feb 2013 #3

Response to karynnj (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:51 PM

1. And Kerry starting the press conference with Fabius

in French, then swicthing to English "because otherwise I will not be allowed to go home"

With a gazillion apologies for the link http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/john-kerry-shows-his-french-language-skills_704810.html#

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Response to Inuca (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:04 PM

4. Thank you for the link!

He really looks happy - and it seems he was well received.

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Response to Inuca (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:06 PM

5. Good French, particularly from somebody who does not speak French regularly, I imagine.

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Response to Mass (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 10:47 AM

7. Menwhile, I hear long time ago

...during the 04 campaign, that JK spoke often in French with his wife, so I guess that's maby a part of his ability and skills with our language.

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Response to Inuca (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:58 PM

6. No apologies necessary- it is a good story on SOS Kerry.n/t

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Response to karynnj (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:25 PM

2. Here is the French media

Last edited Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:11 PM - Edit history (1)

Note, according to Le Monde, Kerry has charm and humor.

http://www.lemonde.fr/ameriques/article/2013/02/27/le-numero-de-charme-en-francais-de-john-kerry_1839923_3222.html#xtor=RSS-3208

Le secrétaire d'Etat américain John Kerry, en visite à Paris, s'est livré mercredi 27 février à un véritable numéro de charme, en s'exprimant longuement en français et avec humour lors d'une conférence de presse conjointe avec son homologue Laurent Fabius.


"Nous venons de conclure un de ces merveilleux déjeuners francais qui n'ont cessé d'attirer les Américains à Paris depuis des siècles, a lancé M. Kerry devant un auditoire fourni de journalistes notamment français et américains. Bien entendu, c'est un privilège de pouvoir partager tout un repas avec Laurent . Il est un ami, de confiance, un allié fidèle et un partenaire apprécié, et je le remercie pour tout ça."


Via google translator, here is the translation and my correction (Google Translator really sucks, even though it made some progress)
The U.S. secretary of state John Kerry , visiting Paris , delivered Wednesday, February 27 a real charm offensive, speaking at length in French and with humor during a joint press conference with his counterpart Laurent Fabius .


"We have just concluded one of those wonderful French lunches that have never ceased to attract Americans to Paris for centuries , Kerry launched before an audience of French and American journalists . Of course, this is a privilege to share a meal with Laurent . He is a trusted friend, a loyal ally and a valued partner, and I thank him for everything. "

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Response to Mass (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:01 PM

3. I agree far more with the French press

The funny thing is that from the link, he is very much like he ALWAYS is - and somehow the media always ignored that.

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