The perpetually bumbling Obama administration wrote the wrong word on a gift for Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. It was a plastic red button on a black base with the Russian word “peregruzka” printed above it, as Politico.com reported:

GENEVA—After promising to “push the reset button” on relations with Moscow, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton planned to present Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a light-hearted gift at their talks here Friday night to symbolize the Obama administration’s desire for a new beginning in the relationship.

“We worked hard to get the right Russian word. Do you think we got it?” Clinton said…“You got it wrong,” Lavrov said, to Clinton’s clear surprise. Instead of “reset,” he said the word on the box meant “overcharge.”

Now, you would think that if anyone should have enough communists around to get the right Russian word, it would be the Obama administration. Especially since it’s being mentored by the administration of the previous black communist in the White House. At least that one knew enough not to give his daughter a Russian name.

The piece de resistance in the Politico article:

Despite the shoddy translation work on the U.S. side, Clinton and Lavrov emerged from their meeting a few hours later saying they had accomplished their initial goal—reducing the frostiness in U.S.-Russia relations that had taken hold by the end of the Bush administration.

Taken hold by the end of the Bush administration? I really hate to keep reminding everyone, but it’s the Kosovo, Stupid. And that, my fellow Americans, was Bill Clinton. Remember that guy? The one who bombed Europe? As soon as a certain rape victim’s name graced the pages of the Wall St. Journal? For all the talk of how Bush alienated Europe — hello-oh: Clinton BOMBED it. At his wife’s command. That would be the current secretary of state, Hillary.

A few minutes later, [Lavrov] referred to the gift again, noting that he and Clinton had pressed the button together — a move that summoned up thoughts not of easing tension but of launching a nuclear strike.

That would be the *red* button on the *black* base. Red and Black: the colors of the flag of Greater Albania — on whose behalf the Clinton administration fired the opening shots of the new Cold War.

Actually, a frontal shot of the button shows the colors are red and yellow, those of the Soviet flag that the Obama/Clinton administration would no doubt love to see again:

(The black base is visible in the video here.)

Incidentally, neither Lavrov nor the Politico story suggested what the right word would have been for “reset”. While there is no perfect translation, the closest word is “obnoveet” — to renew. (Noun form: obnovenia)

The next day Hillary went on Turkey’s version of “The View” and spoke of how she first fell for Bill. I understand, Hillary. I like ‘em big and stupid, too.