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April 10, 2009

What a Difference a Year Makes
Posted by Adam Blickstein

About a year ago, the media was obnoxiously debating and the political nation was ridiculously fixated on whether Barack Obama made an unseemly finger based gesture while talking about his opponent for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton. A year later? Well, I'll let a single photo from Obama's trip to Europe tell the story:


More photos of Obama's overseas trip from White House's official gallery here.


Ok, maybe the picture above shows the strong substance-based rapport between Obama and Clinton, but the picture below courtesy of The Root truly demonstrates how the two really have left all those schoolyard, childish disagreements of the past behind them:



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Heck, that was just a quick and temporary finger. As soon as Barack had the nomination sewed up he hearted Hillary at the June 2008 AIPAC lovefest: "I want to publicly acknowledge Hillary Clinton for the outstanding race that she has run. She is a true friend of Israel; she is a great senator from New York; she is an extraordinary leader of the Democratic Party and she has made history alongside me over the last 16 months, so I’m very proud to have competed against her."

Who can argue with press packages and propaganda photos? Thanks for the stenography!

Hey, the important, incontestable fact is that we have a foreign policy neophyte as head of State.

"She was never asked to do the heavy lifting" when meeting with foreign leaders, said Susan Rice, who was an assistant secretary of state in the Clinton administration and is now the UN Ambassador.

During the nomination campaign when pressed in a CNN interview for specific examples of foreign policy experience that has prepared her for an international crisis, Clinton claimed that she "helped to bring peace" to Northern Ireland [she spoke with some women's groups there] and negotiated with Macedonia to open up its border to refugees from Kosovo [The Macedonian government opened its border to refugees the day before Clinton arrived to meet with government leaders]. She also cited "standing up" to the Chinese government on women's rights and a one-day visit she made to Bosnia following the Dayton peace accords [her mission to Bosnia was a one-day visit in which she was accompanied by performers Sheryl Crow and Sinbad, as well as her daughter, Chelsea, according to the commanding general who hosted her.].,0,51719.story

Chelsea, according to the commanding general who hosted her

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