The bloom is off the Obama Rose across the Pond as well. So what does Europe really think of US President Barack Obama? One need look no further than the Brits code name for Obama … can you say “Smart Alec”. Other names that were considered were, “The know it all”, “Smarty Pants” and “Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire”.
From the Daily Mail:
More than one person has wanted to call Barack Obama a ‘smart alec’, and now British police will get the chance to do so without getting reprimanded.
That’s because Scotland Yard has tapped the codename ‘Chalaque’ to refer to the U.S. president for security reasons during his upcoming state visit to the United Kingdom May 24-26.
Indarjit Singh, a Punjabi speaker in the UK who is director of the Network of Sikh Organisations, told the Sunday Times the word ‘is sometimes used when we want to denigrate someone who we think is too clever for their own good‘.
The word is sometimes used to denigrate someone? No folks, the word always is used in that manner. There is nothing positive for anyone to be called a “smart alec”. My how the Mighty Obama has fallen. The One has gone from “International man of mystery, to smart alec. Not sure why they did not just refer to him as “The Lying King”.