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After the 1998 Winter Olympics, Michelle Kwan famously told Bob Costas:
“People ask me how it feels to lose the gold. I tell them, I didn’t lose the gold; I won the silver.”
Which, like, does not compute for those of us raised to believe that second place is First Loser and is typically grounds for revoking somebody’s Asian card, only it’s Michelle Kwan we’re talking about here, who’s, like everybody’s favorite little sister.
But Kwan’s 30(!) now, if you can believe it, and judging by her appearance at last night’s White House state dinner held in honor of Chinese President Hu Jintao, everybody’s favorite little sis is all growed up.
And she finally took the gold! I mean…DAYUM.
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Chinese president Hu Jintao arrived in the U.S. Tuesday for a three day-visit that will also include a White House state dinner, the first dinner of its kind for a Chinese leader in 13 years.
CNN reports that the Chinese media has stated Hu “will stress how a constructive, comprehensive partnership between the powers could be mutually beneficial and help ensure stability in Asia and worldwide, despite differences between Beijing and Washington.”
The American media, meanwhile, is heralding this important visit with…CHINESE FOOD JOKES!
At least ABC News’ Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) is. As President Hu’s plane arrived, Tapper authored this tweet, which has since been deleted:
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