Shhh, the Ambassador is sleeping

Good thing this happened during the Clinton years:

…the German ambassador to the United States, Wolfgang Ischinger, recently disclosed a long-kept secret from his diplomatic career. Ischinger was a frequent participant in late-night teleconferences that Madeleine Albright held with European officials while she was U.S. secretary of state. While listening to a tape of one conference, officials in Germany’s Foreign Ministry were particularly amused by the sound of someone snoring on the tape, but the culprit remained in the dark for a long time. At a recent meeting of the Robert-Bosch Foundation transatlantic exchange program, Ischinger confessed that it was he who had fallen asleep, aided he said by a hearty meal and a glass of heavy red wine.



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