According to yesterday’s Kommersant, the two leaders discussed various important matters, such as the passage of Russian arms through Syrian hands to Hizbullah, and the status of an Orthodox church in Jerusalem being used by the Israeli government as an office building.
But then there was this little tidbit, referring to the rape charges recently leveled at Israeli President Moshe Katsav:
After that, the press was ushered out, and the president apparently thought the microphones had been turned off. “Say hi to your president,” Putin said. “He turned out to be quite a powerful person! Raped ten women! We’re all amazed. We all envy him!”- - - - - - - - - -
Wotta stud muffin, that president of yours! He’s the kind of guy we Russians can really identify with!
Do you think this will get as much press as did the open-mike gaffes of Condi Rice and George Bush?
Or, to put it another way, how many of you had heard about it before you read it here?
Hat tip: Wally Ballou.