Two guys walk into an international conference–stop me if you’ve heard this one–and discuss Binny Netanyahu:
“I cannot stand him. He’s a liar,” Sarkozy told Obama. The US president responded by saying: “You’re fed up with him? I have to deal with him every day.”
Neither leader apparently realised that microphones that had been attached for a press conference had already been switched on, allowing journalists waiting for a press conference to hear the conversation.
Obama was in the process of reaming Sarkozi for not warning him that the French were going to vote to let the Palestinians into UNESCO when this Kinsley gaffe happened.