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Not Very Diplomatic
Report: Albright Livid When Mistaken for Maid
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was not amused when some Albanian diplomats mistook her for a hotel cleaning lady. By Eric Wagner
W A S H I N G T O N, Feb. 4 When a bunch of Albanians mistook Madeleine Albright for a hotel cleaning lady, the secretary of state spewed a most-undiplomatic, and untranslatable, stream of invective, a newspaper reports. A State Department spokesman wouldnt comment on the New York Daily News report that Albright was mistaken for a maid during last years peace negotiations for Kosovo in Rambouillet, France.
Albright at first wasnt recognized by the Albanian delegation when she walked into their room, it said.
One member of the delegation, who didnt realize who she was, and probably thinking she was some cleaning lady because it was after midnight, simply said to her, Give us five minutes and please go away, recalled Albanian diplomat Dugagjin Gorani in War on Europe, a British TV program.
Instead, Albright exploded in rage, swearing at the group, according to the reports.
Mrs. Albright started using explicit language which the translators never could translate into Albanian, says Veton Surroi, another member of the delegation.
-- snooze button (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 05, 2000
Secretary of State Caught Trolling For Albanian Delegates After Midnight!
-- Enquiring Minds (Want@To.Know), February 05, 2000.
That's hilarious snooze button, good stuff.
-- Guy Daley (email@example.com), February 05, 2000.
ROFLMAO..........What a laugh~ thanks snooze
-- kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 05, 2000.
FWIW, I noticed something very strange on a newsclip from last year's meetings when Albright was over there. It appears Madeline has a body double! Now I am not joking.
The news report I saw was of a meeting room where people seemed to be gathering. There was a woman standing in the room who looked physically like our Secretary of State and was dressed just about exactly the same. I had to do a double take when the real M.Albright walked in. I said to myself ... aha, she's doing a Saddam.
Anybody else notice this?
-- Lurkess (Lurkess@Lurking.Net), February 05, 2000.
That was the maid.
-- snooze button (email@example.com), February 05, 2000.
hey, she looks pretty rumpled most of the time even dressed up. i think it is funny--you get to see the real person come out--when very "self-important" folks get mistaken for a real person. how rude and insulting. i don't look at her as a statesperson even though she has quite a bit of power. she is a crony who was appointed by a politician who is doing alot to undermine our country and to promote her/his agenda. she will get her due in the end. she will see what an important person she was.
-- tt (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 05, 2000.
That'll teach her not to answer the door while she's wearing those fishnet stockings and high heels, and the little poofy skirt and bustierre.
-- A (A@AisA.com), February 05, 2000.
Good thing she wasn't mistaken for a cheap harlot!
-- dinosaur (email@example.com), February 05, 2000.