i was on vientiane times website and saw this article... it appears that this Lao guy tried to bribe some immigration officer in new york and got caught. see the article here:
and then to make matters worse, he decided to say, "i thought it was like my country, where you can buy anything." i am not sure what he really means, but the newspaper sure seemed to get a kick out of it.
because i'm pretty sure that you can buy anything in america; in fact, "buying anything" is what defines our great nation. and so i think i will buy a jumbo jack (with four tomatoes!) from jack in the box tomorrow. (you can't buy that in Laos.) and i am guessing there's plenty of public officials in america who are willing to be bribed; you just gotta find the right one.
so good job joe, making Laos look bad.