Hillary Clinton Becomes Obama's Best Asset on World Stage

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Two years after a contested and hot-spirited primary campaign, Barack Obama's strongest rival has morphed into a great ally as the president and the secretary of state find their footing on the international stage. It took some time for Hillary Clinton to find her voice in the Obama administration, but is now a strong member of the team.

Michael Hirsh, senior editor for Newsweek's Washington bureau has the ins and outs on their good cop/bad cop relationship.

Guests:

Michael Hirsh

Produced by:

Marine Olivesi

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Also from from Brooklyn

And notice how Michael Hirsh constantly referred to "Hillary and Obama" or "Hillary and Biden."

Can you imagine Newsweek's senior editor going on-air and referring to the veep as "Joe?" Time to get over the subliminal patronization and be professionals, people.

Apr. 27 2010 10:39 AM
Janet Dean

I agree that the sexism of this piece was appalling. At the very minimum, I wish you would stop referring to Secretary Clinton as "Hilary." You don't refer to VP Biden as "Joe" or former Secretary Rumsfeld as "Donald."

Apr. 27 2010 10:35 AM
Maria Richter from Brooklyn

I'm floored by what I think I just heard! Michael Hirsh, senior editor for Newsweek's Washington bureau, when asked how Hilary Clinton feels about her current position and whether she'll run for office again, said that it's difficult to tell "with a woman who's so good at hiding her feelings," and he went on to call her "cagey"! Would a male politician *ever* be described this way? And, this isn't even from Fox News!

Apr. 27 2010 08:04 AM

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