Barack, Hillary 'Agree' To Be Nicer
Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were campaigning in a strange place yesterday -- the United States Senate. It's like when you have a job for a few years, and then stop showing up at that job to do something else, and then go back to see your old pals who never ask, "Why have you not been at work for 14 months?" Karl Rove invented this concept. But if you think that "campaigning in the Senate" is simply another mediocre joke, it is that, but also something else: the two candidates agreed to play nicer in a secret conversation yesterday -- on the floor of the Senate, surrounded by reporters.
No one could hear them, but they could see them, and that confirms that a conversation did actually happen:
Advisers to the Democratic candidates shed some light Friday on the private chat the two candidates had Thursday on the Senate floor. The talk lasted three or four minutes in full view of reporters watching on the balcony above who could see them talking, but not hear what they said.
"They approached one another and spoke about how supporters for both campaigns have said things they reject," said Clinton spokesman Phil Singer. "They agreed that the contrasts between their respective records, qualifications and issues should be what drives this campaign, and nothing else."
Oh and then they voted on something, for old time's sake. Crowd loved it.
Democratic Rivals Agree to Play Nicer [AP/Breitbart]