President Obama and the Clintons: Frenemies?

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Michael Crowley, a senior editor of The New Republic, joins The Takeaway with a look at the recent adventures of Bill and Hillary Clinton. The couple are dominating the headlines this week with Bill Clinton's coup in North Korea and Hillary Clinton's lengthy trip to Africa. Has the president decided to bring the Clintons' back into the fold for their expertise? Or is he following the cautionary phrase, "keep your friends close and your enemies closer"?

Guests:

Michael Crowley

Hosted by:

Amy Holmes

Comments [2]

Roy Zornow

Inanities is right. Are Bill and Al "chilly" with each other? The reporters sound like Valley Girls. Was it "awesome" to have Bill Clinton come to the rescue? This is NPR's version of CNN's "lost white girl" schtick.

How about some real investigative journalism for a change?

Aug. 05 2009 09:47 AM
Hugh Sansom

I wonder what kind of reception Mohammed Jawad will get if Obama ever releases him from prison to his family in Afghanistan? Will there be tears? Will any subservient, grovelling NPR or WNYC reporters be there to ooze inanities like that we've heard today over the two Americans returned from North Korea.

Aug. 05 2009 09:18 AM

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