Westerwelle 'Plucks Chicken With Press Speaker' Germans Poke Fun at Their New Foreign Minister

At his first press conference, Germany's new foreign minister insisted that he be asked questions in German, not English. The incident led to serious debate about what skills a foreign minister should have. But it has also resulted in a whole lot of jokes at Guido Westerwelle's expense.
Von Cathrin Schaer
The new foreign minister looks confused: Is this document in English? Guido Westerwelle's linguistic back-and-forth with a BBC reporter continues to have humorous repercussions.

The new foreign minister looks confused: Is this document in English? Guido Westerwelle's linguistic back-and-forth with a BBC reporter continues to have humorous repercussions.

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