Sunday, February 22, 2015

This is How You Name Drop (And Apologize for Being Late Simultaneously)

Eric Margolis on Arnaud de Borchgrave, who died last week:
The hostess of our elegant Georgetown dinner party was breathing fire. We had been waiting for over an hour for the guest of honor, renowned journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave.

Suddenly, the door burst open and a modestly sized man with a deep tan bowed to our enraged hostess and proclaimed, “a thousand pardons!  I was on the phone to Paris with President Chirac, and I had Henry Kissinger on hold.”

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