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Thursday, February 06, 2014

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki loves Klingons (and Kerry)

You might recall US Secretary of State John FN Kerry's offer to build a 'new wall' on the beach to replace the Western Wall, which he wants to give to the 'Palestinians.'

US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki is questioned about the offer by the inimitable Matt Lee of the Associated Press.

Let's go to the videotape.



Here's the full exchange.
MATT LEE: I mean, clearly, the secretary does not believe that Jerusalem is the holy city for hobbits and klingons, right?
JEN PSAKI: Well, I have not seen the video, Matt. So perhaps –
LEE: Well, that’s one of the things that’s in there, so, you know –
PSAKI: Perhaps — now you’ve sold it very well. I will watch the video. I’m making a broad point about all the different reports that are out there.
LEE: So, I mean, this is just — I mean, it’s a parody. Although it may have, you know, a serious point, you know, it is in itself ridiculous.He does not believe that Jerusalem is a holy city to fictional –
PSAKI: To hobbits?
LEE: To fictional–
PSAKI: I think that’s fair to run as an AP headline.
LEE: Klingons?
PSAKI: Mmm?
LEE: They’re affectionate too.
Klingons.
PSAKI: I love klingons but–
Q: So it could be it.
PSAKI: But nothing having to do with the peace process.
Heh.

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