Does anyone besides me find it condescending for George to always refer to leaders of other countries by their first name? I expect he thinks he is presenting an air of friendly familiarity. But to me it just comes off as belittling of the position of importance held by those leaders. It just seems disrespectful.
He's not Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, leader of a country 82 million people.
He's just some German guy named Gerhard.
Well, I suppose it's better than calling him "Ger".