Obama and Clinton on 60 Minutes

Last night, 60 Minutes aired the joint interview with President Barack Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, which is the only joint interview the President has done with anyone besides First Lady Michelle Obama. It was a remarkable and deeply moving interview, which was as much about the nature of friendship and the profound patriotism of these two extraordinary people as it was about the four-year foreign policy collaboration that is coming to an end.

There are some people who cannot ever imagine anything but infinite competition with a former rival, and there are some people who forge enduring friendships in the unique bond that intense rivalry yields. From the outside, maybe it does seem unlikely that they are "strong friends," as the President said, but from the inside of their relationship, into which they generously gave us this precious glimpse, it does not seem an unlikely friendship but an inevitable one.

Part One of the interview can be viewed here. Part Two can be viewed here. The full transcript is here.

series of four screen caps from the joint interview with Obama and Clinton on 60 Minutes

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