“No comment” is all but verboten in PR circles, but the path former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren chose probably wasn’t better. In a Monday appearance on MSNBC, Oren responded to a question from anchor Andrea Mitchell about whether Israeli intelligence had eavesdropped on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with this:
“An…An…Andrea, I can’t hear you. I’m sorry.”
After that, he reached for his earpiece and reminded Mitchell he was in Tel Aviv.