Gotta work on that sense of humor, Barry

Buttressing the idea that this president has the sense of humor of a marmoset, the president offered a little joke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netahyahu.

Ben Smith of Politico:

A source at the White House for the president's meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reports that Obama ended the event with a modest proposal for the domestic politics of both men.At the meeting's conclusion, the two leaders walked out to the adjoining room where the Israeli and American delegations were talking.

"So," Obama announced, according to the source in the room, "we've decided that we are going to trade our Lieberman for their Lieberman," referring to the independent American senator and the hard-line Israeli foreign minister.

Senator Joe Lieberman, being much in the news as a result of his threat to derail health care reform in the senate, and the Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, being something of a stone in the shoe of Bibi, would seem to be disparate individuals without anything to connect them.

But cold fish Obama thought it a knee slapper. Trouble is, Bibi would love to have our Joe advising him while Obama would be horrified if the Israeli FM were in his council of advisors.

Thanks Barry, but our Joe should stay right where he is.

 

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky

 



Buttressing the idea that this president has the sense of humor of a marmoset, the president offered a little joke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netahyahu.

Ben Smith of Politico:

A source at the White House for the president's meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reports that Obama ended the event with a modest proposal for the domestic politics of both men.

At the meeting's conclusion, the two leaders walked out to the adjoining room where the Israeli and American delegations were talking.

"So," Obama announced, according to the source in the room, "we've decided that we are going to trade our Lieberman for their Lieberman," referring to the independent American senator and the hard-line Israeli foreign minister.

Senator Joe Lieberman, being much in the news as a result of his threat to derail health care reform in the senate, and the Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, being something of a stone in the shoe of Bibi, would seem to be disparate individuals without anything to connect them.

But cold fish Obama thought it a knee slapper. Trouble is, Bibi would love to have our Joe advising him while Obama would be horrified if the Israeli FM were in his council of advisors.

Thanks Barry, but our Joe should stay right where he is.

 

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky