Today on his way back from Dubai, Wolf Blitzer got to meet crotchety ole Jack Cafferty for the first time–a meeting that led to the normal amusing and awkward ad-libbing:
WOLF BLITZER: We’re in New York City and Jack Cafferty is in New York City. Jack, good to be with you. A lot of our viewers probably are going to be surprised to learn this is the first time the two of us have actually met.
JACK CAFFERTY: I know, six months ago we started ago the Situation Room. It’s a pleasure to have you in New York City.
BLITZER: You’re much taller in person.
CAFFERTY: I’m actually the same size, whether I’m there or on T.V., but appear — you only see from here up.
BLITZER: I know, but you’re very tall.
CAFFERTY: Well, it’s six something, two, three.
BLITZER: You’re taller than I am.
CAFFERTY: Well, everybody’s taller than you are. You’re not very tall.