As Michelle Malkin reports, journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee have arrived back in the US after spending six months in a North Korean jail.
First, we must offer our congratulations to former POTUS Bill “Git ‘er done” Clinton for doing what Hillary should have been able to do, but couldn’t: he negotiated with N. Korea’s Kim Jong Il for the release of journalists Ling and Lee, who had been jailed in that country since March. Both had been sentenced to 12 years in a labor camp after being accused of sneaking into North Korea and engaging in “hostile acts.”
President Obama lavished Clinton with praise and then praised Al Gore who co-founded the company that employs Ling and Lee. No mention was made of the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
This could not be more awkward for Hillary. As Secretary of State, the only thing she has been able to get North Korea to do is laugh at her and make jokes about her “looking like a pensioner shopping.”
However, the families of both freed women included Mrs. Clinton in their thanks, and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, the former U.N. ambassador (who had been considered for this mission, and had acted as special envoy for similar situations in the past) credited Hillary for being involved from a distance.
Another point Richardson brought up: North Korea does not want to talk to members of the current administration. That suggests Hillary’s visit there went signficantly worse than previously reported.
In any event, the reporters are home safely, thanks, at least publicly, to Bill Clinton. And you just know that had to make for some interesting dinner talk for “Bill & Hill.” I can hear it now…
Bill: “So how was your day, sugar?”
Hillary: “Oh, you know… the same old crap.Obama this and Obama that! I’m getting so sick of it!”
Bill: “Yeah, I hear ya. Say, before I forget, I took care of that little problem you were having over there in N. Korea. You know, those two reporter chicks?”
Hillary: “Damn it, Bill! When I said, ‘I could use a little more help around here’, I meant with cleaning and doing laundry and stuff like THAT. So… how did you get Kim to release them?”
Bill: “Oh, it was nothin’ really. I don’t want to bore you with the details…”
Hillary: Bore me already! I need to know so I don’t wind up looking like an idiot next time!”
Bill: “Sugarplum, I really don’t think…” (Sound of a lamp bursting into thousands of pieces).
Hillary: William Jefferson Clinton… you had better start talking right now, or the next lamp will be on your head!
Bill: “Well… alright. Just remember you asked for it. Kim just said, “Tell you what. You keep your pensioner wife away from here and you can have both reporters.” So, you see, hon it wasn’t all that… hey, where ya going?”