Yeltsin, Drunk, in Underwear, on Pennsylvania Avenue Searching for Pizza

By Tom Johnson

Sep 21, 2009 10:14am

Taylor Branch, the author and historian, has amassed some incredible interviews with former President Bill Clinton.  Branch is working on a book.  There are some good stories.  Here is the USA Today from this morning on one of Clinton's yarns:    “He also relayed how Boris Yeltsin's late-night drinking during a visit to Washington in 1995 nearly created an international incident. The Russian president was staying at Blair House, the government guest quarters. Late at night, Clinton told Branch, Secret Service agents found Yeltsin clad only in his underwear, standing alone on Pennsylvania Avenue and trying to hail a cab. He wanted a pizza, he told them, his words slurring.”

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