Great post from Foreign Policy about the State Department Press Office:
…this short transcript just arrived in my email in box, under the grandiose headline “Remarks with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Before Their Meeting”:
QUESTION: Madam Secretary, do you expect Turkey to finally agree on sanctions against Iran?
SECRETARY CLINTON: We are working every day and making progress.
QUESTION: Thank you.
SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you.
I’ve read that five times and it may be the funniest thing I read all day. Could someone be trying to pad their press release numbers? Was this a dare or part of a bet by State Dept. flunkies? ‘Hey, who can put out the most content free press release?’