Obama and Hillary Bury the Snub Once and For All
By Mary Ann Akers
There was no snub this year, now that he is president and she is secretary of state.
President Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton greeted each other with open arms and kisses at the president's first formal address to Congress tonight.
The scene was a world away from that of last year's State of the Union address, where Obama's and Clinton's icy interaction on the floor of the House of Representatives at the height of their bitter presidential primary battle came to be known as "The Snub." (The "snub" lives in infamy on the Internet, as you can see in this YouTube clip from MSNBC's "Hardball.")
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) was so thrilled to see Obama kiss Clinton Tuesday night that she felt compelled to live Tweet her feelings on the matter.
"The warm greeting between Pres Obama & Sec Clinton makes me proud of our democracy. What a difference a year makes," McCaskill wrote to her many followers on Twitter.
Web Politics Editor
February 24, 2009; 10:05 PM ET
Categories: Barack Obama , The Sleuth
Save & Share: Previous: Jovial Democratic Senators Greet Obama
Next: The Full Speech: Obama Addresses Congress
The comments to this entry are closed.