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    Meaning of sentence

    The impending visit of US President Barack Obama has generated a lot of excitement in the media. Ironically, this is at a time when the majority of the English-speaking global Indian business community thinks that the George W Bush administration was more favourably disposed to their interests than the present Obama regime.

    Maybe it is these thoughts about statesmanship, the nation-State and the future of India Inc that made me buy the latest biography of Lee Kuan Yew, former prime minister of Singapore. Writings on Lee have always caught my attention in terms of lessons for India. In fact, while 'Bangalored' is becoming an adjective, 'Singapored' may become a contemplative verb.

    What does the phrase in bold mean in relation to the sentence?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Meaning of sentence

    It means the Bush administration was a better partner in business than the Obama one.

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    Re: Meaning of sentence

    To me, the irony part is that most of the world seemed to hate George W and all he stood for while he was in office. Now that he's gone, he's suddenly thought to be a good partner.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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