PRES. OBAMA: Joe, the Vice President of China is coming. I need you to handle this important state visit.
VP BIDEN: No problem. I'll make sure he has a good time.
PRES. OBAMA: Great. Xi gets here Monday.
VP BIDEN: "She," right. I'll make sure she has a good time.
PRES. OBAMA: You'll be taking the lead once he gets here.
VP BIDEN: When who gets here?
PRES. OBAMA: No, Hu Jintao's not coming.
VP BIDEN: Who's not coming?
PRES. OBAMA: Right. Xi's coming instead.
VP BIDEN: She is?
PRES. OBAMA: Yes, Xi is. And I need you to make him feel welcome.
VP BIDEN: Eh, wait, wait.
PRES. OBAMA: No, don't bring up Ai Weiwei. That's a touchy subject. Just be on your best behavior with him.
VP BIDEN: With who?
PRES. OBAMA: No, Hu's the President of China.
VP BIDEN: I asked you first.
PRES. OBAMA: Maybe Hillary should handle his one.