WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Obama had just gotten off the phone with George Clooney when he was approached by Vice-President Joe Biden.
The vice-president informed him that he had just received a text message from Russian President Vladimir Putin's assistant.
He said that Putin wants to make him an offer regarding the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The president immediately called his secretary and told her to push back his scheduled meeting with Alec Baldwin for 15 minutes.
He then asked Biden what he had. The vice-president revealed that Putin is willing to make a trade involving Edward Snowden.
"Hmmm." The president commented.
"And just what does Comrade Putin want in exchange for Snowden, Chivas Whiskey, Corona Light Beer, Twizzlers?"
"No sir" came the reply from Biden. "Vlady wants to trade us Eddie Snowden for Kobe Bryant and Metta World Peace."
"Yeppers, that's what the man said Mr. President."
The president pondered the situation for a moment. He then said, "Joey get the owner of The Los Angeles Lakers, Jeanie Buss on the line and I'll see what I can get worked out."
"Okey dokey, gotcha Mr. President. I'll get back with you in 10 minutes."
"Ah Joey...make it 5 minutes amigo."