Of Ahmadinejad, Wallace said, “He’s an impressive fellow, this guy. He really is. He’s obviously smart as hell.”
Wallace said he was surprised to find that the Iranian president was still a college professor who taught a graduate-level course.
“You’ll find him an interesting man,” he said. “I expected more of a firebrand. I don’t think he has the slightest doubt about how he feels … about the American administration and the Zionist state. He comes across as more rational than I had expected.”
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“He’s actually, in a strange way, he’s a rather attractive man, very smart, savvy, self-assured, good looking in a strange way,” Wallace said. “He’s very, very short but he’s comfortable in his own skin.”
As John Hinderaker writes, “What is this, a Tiger Beat interview?” Did Wallace ask Ahmadinejad to “be good to us”, as Barbara Walters once said on-camera to a newly-elected Jimmy Carter?
The real “tell” from Wallace, as “Cardinalpark” of TigerHawk notes, is this:
What I found most shocking wasn