Quote of the Day

"I will point out Hillary is doing an extraordinary job as one of the finest Secretaries of State America has ever had."—President Barack Obama, during his commencement address at Barnard College earlier today. (Video here; transcript here.)

That is one thing on which the President and I agree (even granting that Clinton is still more hawkish than I am). And I am a damn sight happier to hear him say that Clinton is "doing an extraordinary job" than to hear him joke (ahem) about her throwing rocks at his window because she is passionate about her job.

I wish I'd heard it before he was running for reelection, before she had already announced that she's leaving, before he needed my vote again.

The truth is, the echo of "likeable enough" still reverberates in my ears. I believe it always will.

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