Kim Jong Il is said to still be talking about the wonderful visit he had with his "American GI buddy" earlier this month. Those who know Kim Jong Il intimately claim that it was no coincidence that Richardson was chosen to travel to North Korea to discuss various issues concerning nuclear power and tension with South Korea. They say Kim has a huge "man crush" on New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson.
While Richardson claims he was officially invited to North Korea by the chief nuclear control negotiator, Kim Kye Gwan, most everyone agrees that was just a ruse to get Richardson back in N. Korea so that he and Kim Jong Il could have some alone time.
"Ooh, I no homo but that Bill Richardson make my kimchi smokin' hot. He real man's man."
This statement has been heard over and over again by those closest to Kim Jong Il, especially once he's had a few Coronas under his belt. They claim Kim loves everything Mexican, and that includes the beer.
A Richardson spokesperson vehemently denied the claims that Richardson and Kim Jong Il were intimate friends but did confirm that, no sooner had the governor's flight landed back in New Mexico, he received a text message from Kim wondering when they could schedule another "one-on-one" and closing with "don't ask, don't tell--wink wink."
Richardson claims that this is just Kim's way of making a joke, but that he was a little creeped out by the whole thing. He said that from now on, he would wait to speak to the President before taking it upon himself to make any more unofficial visits to North Korea.