Clinton and Karzai Laugh at Herman Cain

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There would have been few consequences if Herman Cain had said he couldn't be bothered to learn the name of the leader of "Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan" while he was just a talk radio host, but since he's a candidate for commander-in-chief, he's now got the Afghan president mocking him. Hamid Karzai brought up Cain's comments with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday, The New York Times' Steven Lee Myers reports, forcing Clinton to explain that Cain "started something called Godfather's Pizza." Karzai seemed amused, not offended, in the exchange:

Clinton: "He's a former pizza company owner."
Karzai: "Is he that?
Clinton: "Oh, yes. He started something called Godfather's pizza.
Karzai: "Yes, I see, I see."
Clinton: [laughing to ambassador Ryan Crocker] "The president was saying he saw a news clip about how Mr. Cain had said I don't even know the names of all these presidents of all these countries, you know, like whatever..."
Karzai: "All the 'stans whatever."
Clinton: "All the 'stans places."
Karzai: "That wasn't right ... but anyway, that's how politics are."

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