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Yiddish Fail: Bachmann Accuses Obama Of Having ‘Choot-Spa’

By Alex Seitz-Wald on July 14, 2011 at 10:15 am

"Yiddish Fail: Bachmann Accuses Obama Of Having ‘Choot-Spa’"

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Like many of her GOP colleagues, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has positioned herself as a staunch defender of Israel and friend of Jews everywhere against President Obama’s supposed lack of Jewish support. But she ran into some trouble while trying to trying to show off her Yiddish skills on Fox News last night, pronouncing the word “Chutzpah” — meaning audacity — as “choot-spa.” As with “Chanukah,” the “ch” should be pronounced as an “h” sound, but apparenly Bachmann missed that lesson in pandering school. Watch it:

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