Dear Diary: It's been a busy day doing damage control after someone leaked a recording of Victoria Nuland on the phone with our ambassador in Ukraine. Using our accustomed White House diplomatic speak, the Ambassador asked "What about the EU?" and Nuland replied: "F*ck the EU." I entirely agree with this but it has not gone down well with Angular Merkel or the French PM (I forget his name, but I mean the guy named Francois who can't keep it zipped up.) I first got wind of this when I was eating my breakfast cereal and my iPresidentophone burst forth with a rendition of Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, which I am now using , ironically)as President Pootin's ringtone. "Obamavich!" He crowed and I immediately braced myself for some unpleasant tidings. "Obamavich, if you thought you had exhausted your capacity to annoy German Prime Minister Merkel. You got it badly wrong. She is super-pissed off at a hacked conversation between your European deputy secretary of State Victoria Nuland and your Ukraine ambassador in which Nuland used the F-word more than few times regarding the EU. This recording is purported to have been attached to a Kremlin tweet. "What a silly accusation, Obamavich...why would we do such a thing? " Why, indeed!" said I, and hung up while I was in mid-reply -- a trick taught me by other community organizers about how to end a time-wasting call quickly. Disconnnect while you are talking, the other party never dreams you've hung up on yourself. But enough about me.