snowapple.jpgIn the midst of a heated exchange between Tony Snow and Helen Thomas on Israel and Palestine of all things, the unthinkable happened. Or maybe we can just call it something so weird we wish we had seen it in person. The transcripts just don’t do it justice.

MR. SNOW: By the way, that’s a nice apple, and congratulations on the book. I want to get all that done. But, look –

Q: Here. (Laughter.)

MR. SNOW: Come here. (Laughter.) Whoever thought Helen Thomas would kiss up to me. An apple for the teacher. (Laughter.)

Q: Hardly. Hardly. (Laughter.)

MR. SNOW: Now, where was I in this? Okay, what we –

Q: Still spinning.

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The Washington Post’s Reliable Source describes the exchange as “flirting.”

Regrettably, we have to agree.

Now that’s hot.