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Michele Bachmann can't pronounce "chutzpah"

The Minnesota Repuplican discusses "choot-spa" in a Fox News appearance


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Natasha Lennard
July 14, 2011 9:15PM (UTC)

Michele Bachmann has long positioned herself as a staunch supporter of Israel and the pro-Israel lobby. Despite this, Bachmann has not brushed up on her Yiddish. On Fox News last night, the Minnesota Republican pronounced the word "chutzpah" -- Yiddish for "audacity" -- as "choot-spa" (something she was accusing Obama of having).

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