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Who Was Russian President Medvedev Trying Not To Offend?

Gosh, I can't imagine who President Medvedev could have been talking about here, can you? At about 2 minutes in, George Stephanopoulis asks this que

Gosh, I can't imagine who President Medvedev could have been talking about here, can you? At about 2 minutes in, George Stephanopoulis asks this question:

STEPHANOPOULOS: You've now met with President Obama many times. At least 15 meetings and phone calls.

MEDVEDEV: Sixteen times.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Sixteen. Okay, I knew it was 15. I wasn't sure about the 16. What do you make of Barack Obama the man?

MEDVEDEV: He's very comfortable partner, it's very interesting to be with him. The most important thing that distinguishes him from many other people – I won't name anyone by name – he's a thinker, he thinks when he speaks. Which is already pretty good.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You had somebody in your mind, I think. (LAUGHS)

MEDVEDEV: Obviously I do have someone on my mind. I don't want to offend anyone. He's eager to listen to his partner, which is a pretty good quality for a politician. Because any politician is to a certain degree a mentor. They preach something. And the ability to listen to their partner is very important for the politician. And he is pretty deeply emerged in the subject, so he has a good knowledge of what he's talking about. There was no instance in our meetings with Mr. Obama where he wasn't well prepared for the questions. This is very good. And after all, he's simply a very pleasant man with whom it's a pleasure to deal with.

Who could President Medvedev have been talking about? Who could it be, who could it be...(written with my very best Church Lady voice)?

Surely not George W. Bush, that deep thinker?

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