Friday, March 06, 2009

Mel Brooks does Foreign Policy

Thanks to Bill for this heads up. You have to see this to believe it.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton opened her first extended talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov by giving him a present meant to symbolize the Obama administration’s vow to “press the reset button” on U.S.-Russia relations.

She handed a palm-sized box wrapped with a bow. Lavrov opened it and pulled out the gift: a red button on a black base with a Russian word peregruzka printed on top.

“We worked hard to get the right Russian word. Do you think we got it?” Clinton asked.

“You got it wrong,” Lavrov said. Instead of “reset,” Lavrov said the word on the box meant “overcharge.”

Gaff after Gaff after Gaff. Putin and the boys are laughing at the US the same way we laughed at them in the mid 80s.

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