Few U.S. presidents have spoken foreign languages, and the current crop of candidates does not offer great hope of improving matters. But there are a few aspiring commanders-in-chief who have some command of other languages, such as Bill Richardson, who speaks not only English and Spanish but also French. The scariest of these is James Gilmore who learned German as a counterintelligence officer — can you picture a German-speaking Republican spy in the White House? The full list is at Language Log.
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