Sunday, June 10, 2007
Nicolas Sarkozy might have been following the script I'd written for him up to now. But it looks like he's decided to do a little ad-libbing. Here he is after his G8 meeting with Vladimir Putin where, as the announcer surmises, "Apparently, he drank more than just the water."
Here's the (unofficial) transcript:
"Ladies and Gentlemen, I ask you to forgive my lateness, which is due..."
[Cough, slur, half-smile. 'Should I mention the vodkas? Maybe not.']
"...to the length of the dialogue that I just had with Mister Putin."
[Shoulder shrug, head reel, glance around the room. 'Jesus, I am drunk off my ass.']
"What do you prefer, that I respond to questions? Well, then..."
[Involuntary hand gesture, sheepish grin.]
"Are there any questions? Go ahead..."
[Sudden look of panic. 'Holy shit, I might pass out.']
"Yeah, yeah, whatever..."
[Fumble earphone into ear. 'For a second I thought he was speaking French. I am seriously plastered.']
[Crestfallen expression. 'Merde. This is going to be a long day.']
Via The New York Nerd