No wonder he gets on so well with Bush!

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by ManlyBanisters, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. ManlyBanisters

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    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.
     
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    Thank God for that sweet, Russian vodka. I actually thought that it put a human face on a politician, for a change.

    Still, I LOL'd when he went matter-of-factly, "So, like, any questions or whatever?" hahahaha.
     
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