Washington, D.C. (Reuters) - With Russia on the brink of invading the Ukraine over Crimea, President Obama's calls to Russian President Vladimir Putin went unanswered, until some guy named Michel picked up.
White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, stated early this morning that subsequent tries to reach Putin were also answered by Michel, who demanded after the fourth time, that Obama put him on the Do-Not-Call list, after which he promptly hung up, muttering Russian swear words.
A fifth try to Putin, this time dialed by Vice President Joe Biden, reached the Khachapuri Georgian Cafe in Moscow, known for its kebabs and khachapuri bread. After listening to the daily specials and being put on hold for two minutes, Biden politely asked for Mr. Putin. The response was silence, then a dial tone.
White House interns are currently trying to reach Putin via his Twitter account, but as of this story, are still unsuccessful.
Congress also briefly convened in the early morning hours to debate over how to pronounce Crimea on subsequent press releases, with an emphasis on the "I" or the "E." At last check, the vote was gridlocked with four abstentions.
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