Tatars: We came up with “Yes we can”

I’m not sure if it counts as hopejacking if you claim that Obama ripped you off: There was a funny scene during Hillary Clinton’s visit to the Russian republic of Tatarstan. Tatar President Mintimer Shaimiev told Clinton that Tatarstan adopted the slogan "Bez buldirabiz " ("Yes, we can!") six years ago — intended to promote ...

I'm not sure if it counts as hopejacking if you claim that Obama ripped you off:

There was a funny scene during Hillary Clinton's visit to the Russian republic of Tatarstan.

Tatar President Mintimer Shaimiev told Clinton that Tatarstan adopted the slogan "Bez buldirabiz " ("Yes, we can!") six years ago -- intended to promote Tatarstan as a model of political and economic development in the Russian Federation.

I’m not sure if it counts as hopejacking if you claim that Obama ripped you off:

There was a funny scene during Hillary Clinton’s visit to the Russian republic of Tatarstan.

Tatar President Mintimer Shaimiev told Clinton that Tatarstan adopted the slogan "Bez buldirabiz " ("Yes, we can!") six years ago — intended to promote Tatarstan as a model of political and economic development in the Russian Federation.

Clinton replied by saying that she would tell U.S. President Obama that he owes that famous slogan to the Tatars.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy Twitter: @joshuakeating

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