China gets the real thing, we get retirees

15 Nov

 Obama visits China and will probably visit India during the last month of his second term.

Has anyone observed that US presidents only seems to tour India when they are at the end of their tenure? In other words when they are being put out to pasture.
They then tour India speaking at CEO/Leadership conferences and making a nice little packet. Obviously they can’t go to China now because either they are not understood there or just because they are not wanted.

Case in point George W Bush and Clinton.

…and we want to be a world power 😦

On a completely unrelated note heres a funny piece from The Onion.

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18 Responses to “China gets the real thing, we get retirees”

  1. My3 November 15, 2009 at 1:30 pm #

    Oh The Onion!! This piece is tooooooo good. I am laughing my head off AND I am a great fan of Hill 🙂

  2. | Balu | November 17, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    Wow Vijay you nailed it. I never thought about it before, but it makes a lot of sense =D

    • Vijay November 18, 2009 at 12:19 pm #

      ..and today Obama called China the “Guardian of South Asia”… I think our Foreign Service guys just do not know how to lobby in the USA

      • chethan November 19, 2009 at 2:15 pm #

        Guardian! I wish he intended some pun there

  3. Xylene November 17, 2009 at 5:44 pm #

    Yes, it makes sense. I was like he came all the way to China and did not flyover to India. 🙂

    • Vijay November 18, 2009 at 12:36 pm #

      Of course if he comes to India he HASSS to go to Pakistan…for some reason we get clubbed with them

  4. amreekandesi November 18, 2009 at 3:56 pm #

    Very true. Maybe they are just scared of all the snakes and cows that are present all over India.

  5. 25BAR November 20, 2009 at 6:28 pm #

    I like this Obama chap.

    • Vijay November 26, 2009 at 2:00 am #

      Nothing wrong with Obama..its the policy

  6. praneshachar November 24, 2009 at 10:51 am #

    Its very right observation, I was also thinking why these US Presidents are visiting once they are elected recent history shows they want to visit only at the fag end. may be smart enough not to get into any controversial issues or give committments which have to be executed during their tenure. come for flying visit at the end meet few CEO come with a big delegation visit TAJ @ Agra visit jaipur some villages in north govt. of india/state showcase womans self service groups doing wonderful work
    have great Indian menu specially made for them and fly back smiligly
    Indian get fooled like this and they continue to support Pak Bangla as usual

    • Vijay November 26, 2009 at 2:00 am #

      Pranesh..you hit the nail on the head

  7. My3 November 25, 2009 at 1:16 pm #

    PM Singh is in town and we are having a feast for the eyes, so to speak 🙂 Colorful sarees, colorful table settings, Indian-inspired outfits… Sighhhhh!!!! My inner-decorator is having a Thanksgiving Feast 😉

    • Vijay November 26, 2009 at 1:59 am #

      My3..thats all we get.. 😦 nothing substantial

  8. Nikhil December 1, 2009 at 11:50 am #

    There are a lot of things I would like to say to the Chinese… But I’ll refrain! 😀

  9. Sashi December 24, 2009 at 2:43 pm #

    Yenri Vijay avare, bahaLa divasa aaythu. Yenu barde illa neevu. we need another food write up:-)

    • Vijay December 26, 2009 at 2:48 pm #

      Sorry about the silence..will definitely pick up after the new year..and YESS !!! will do a food write up..

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