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After a Bitter Campaign, Forging an Alliance
On a snowy Thursday shortly before her weekly meeting with President Obama last month, Hillary Rodham Clinton got a distressing phone call: her husband, Bill Clinton, was in a hospital with chest pains and needed an urgent heart procedure.

Mrs. Clinton kept her appointment with Mr. Obama in the Oval Office, taking her customary seat on the yellow sofa as the two talked about her coming trip to the Persian Gulf, where she planned to turn up the heat on Iran over its nuclear program.

“No one had any idea” that she might have had a personal worry, said a senior White House official who was present. Afterward, Mrs. Clinton raced for a shuttle flight to New York to see her husband. ...

“We’ve developed, I think, a very good rapport, really positive back and forth about everything you can imagine,” Mrs. Clinton said in a recent interview in her wood-paneled State Department office. “And we’ve had some interesting and even unusual experiences along the way.”

The Oval Office episode reminds me of what James Carville --- God rest his soul -- once said:

"If she gave him one of her cojones, they'd both have two."

But I'm also reminded of a quote from The Godfather: "This is business not personal."

Anybody else with their take on this little episode of signalling between factions of our elite?

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Submitted by madamab on

plus, Hillary can get along with ANYONE professionally. She even found common ground with Kay Bailey Hutchison recently, and Gawd knows they do not see eye to eye.

If she had her druthers, I'm sure she'd rather be sitting in the Oval Office instead of Obama. But hey, it is what it is.

Submitted by hipparchia on

plus, Hillary can get along with ANYONE professionally.

it's all those tea parties she presided over as first lady. ;)

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Submitted by mass on

Hmmm. Well, maybe if she misses her weekly appointment she doesn't get another one? Maybe just that she's a professional. As for the entire article, I thought it was much ado about nothing. Obama runs FP, not Hillary, blah, blah blah. Since when is that new? The president is the president. The Secretary of State is the Secretary of State. Rice was very close to Bush, but that was unusual. Kissinger and Nixon? Sure, they were close, but Nixon didn't trust him. Nixon was virulently anti-Semitic. I wonder if this article was in reaction to the article that discussed how Hillary secured total hiring decisions for State when she took the assignment, which is very unusual.

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Submitted by Andre on

that he gave her Sec of State so he could have her around to ask her for help if he ever got stuck on what to do about something (on some thing his extensive Harvard education didn't cover). That's what he was saying when he said he'd be giving her advice, sort of the same thing as him saying he was for single payer!