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:
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?