- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy
What happens when the leaders of industrialized nations meet for a high-profile summit, stop being polite, and start getting real? YouTube gold is what.
Japanese finance minister Shoichi Nakagawa made his bid for internet immortality with his slurred performance at the G7 finance ministers’ meeting over the weekend. The Nakagawa tape now joins these other classic examples of summit tomfoolery that would give Christian Bale a run for his money (Yes, three of them involve George W. Bush.):
4. Putin pwns Bush on Iraqi democracy:
3. Bush informs Blair of the need to "get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit":
2. Seemingly buzzed Sarkozy talks to reports after a "dialogue with Mr. Putin":
1. The backrub: