dong20's astronauts put me in mind of this from last week. French President Sarkozy clearly tanked at the G8 atfer a 'long and arduous' meeting with Putin. YouTube - Sarkozy Drunk a failli Vomir au G8 I don't mind a chap having a drink - but going infront of the world's press in this condition is a sign of poor judgement if you ask me. Shame, I like Sarkozy. I believe it is a reasonably well-used tactic, not just by the Russians, to get one's 'mark' well-oiled during negotiations, so I do rather wonder what my adoptive President has just given away. Only time shall tell. He gets it together reasonably well later in the press conference - but he does nearly have little incident. Rough transcript in case anyone wants / needs it: Ladies and gentlemen. Please forgive my lateness. - just a result of the length of discussion with Mr.Putin What would you prefer - that I answer questions? There *shrugs* are there any questions? go ahead yes, yes, uh yes *putting ear piece in* [cuts to] We have brought up all the subjects Chechnya the journalist human rights homosexuals' rights we did it calmly, serenely, but I did it with no aggression *nearly pukes* *continues* I found a man open to dialogue, accepting of dicussion on these complex subjects, myself I tried to understand what was problematic.