While the cameras were trained on the Salahis, Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were carrying on off-air talks.
I was on board John Edwards' campaign bus, with ABC's off-air Edwards reporter, Raelyn Johnson, riding in who-knows-where Iowa.
It was a typically insensitive comment, but, what was really telling was his remark, off-air, to the interviewer afterward.
I asked Rolake Bamgbose, an off-air reporter for ABC News who happens to be a stunning Nigerian woman, what she thinks.
Thinking she was off-air, Simmons cursed at her reportedly distracted co-anchor, Chuck Scarborough.