I must admit that I am rather pleased by the rumour that Madam Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has decided that she will, in all probability, not be running for President in the next US elections.
(That was a long sentence).
Proper syntax aside, it saves us foreign leaders from having to choose between Mrs Clinton and Mrs Palin in a cat fight. The problem with having to choose in a case like this is when you back the wrong side. And as the saying goes – Hell hath no fury like a female political opponent who has lost and you find yourself on the wrong side. (For the record, I would have gone with that Palin girl- she shoots Caribou with her eyes closed and rides quad bikes. As for Mrs Clinton, well, she’s just getting fatter)
In addition to that debacle, we are saved from having to meet with “Mrs President” Clinton, shake her hand and smile, all the while thinking about “that cigar” incident, as it where. (Will we ever get tired of Ms Lewinsky? I doubt it).
It does not make for good public relations meetings, as the failure to concentrate on the matters at hand will be all to evident.