Increasingly (and sensibly), American politicians are campaigning in Spanish as well as English.
But that doesn’t mean they are saying the same thing in both languages.
Senator Dean Heller of Nevada, for example, omitted to mention his stance on border security and illegal immigration in the Spanish version of his website, choosing instead to emphasise the benefits of the State’s education for Spanish- speaking children. (Click here for the full story.)
Now there’s an incentive to learn your country’s official or unofficial other language: not being fooled or caught out by such tactics.
- A Different Candidate in Spanish (politicalwire.com)
- Heller Insults Not Just Spanish-Speakers, But ALL Nevadans (nvrdc.wordpress.com)
- Listen To Barack Obama Speak Spanish (politicker.com)