December 10, 2010
LET THE GUY WHO LIKED BEING PRESIDENT HANDLE THE JOB:
Bill Clinton Holds Court in Impromptu White House News Conference (MICHAEL D. SHEAR, 12/10/10, NY Times)
The president stood by Mr. Clinton’s side for several minutes as Mr. Clinton held court in front of the White House logo that often hovered behind him a decade ago.
But after Mr. Clinton began taking questions, the current president excused himself, saying that his wife, Michelle, expected Mr. Obama’s presence at one of the many holiday parties that presidents host during the month of December.
“I’ve been keeping the first lady waiting,” Mr. Obama said, excusing himself.
“I don’t want to make her mad,” Mr. Clinton said. “Please go.”
And with that, Mr. Obama departed, leaving Mr. Clinton to continue his extended conversation with the media. [...]
Mr. Clinton went on for at least 20 minutes, moving at one point beyond the tax debate and offering his opinion on the administration’s new arms control treaty with Russia and the ongoing crisis in Haiti.
Way to convince the base that you aren't going Clinton on them--you morph into him? Posted by Orrin Judd at December 10, 2010 5:34 PM