Well, she didn’t get what she wanted LAST year….
The State Department took a swerve into Christmas season silliness on Tuesday, announcing a previously unscheduled appointment for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the North Pole.
“During the meeting, in a formal demarche sung to the tune of the ’12 Days of Christmas’, the secretary outlined her aspirations for the new year,” spokesman P.J. Crowley said with scarcely a smirk.
Clinton’s wishlist, according to Crowley, was lengthy:
Open and Accountable Governments
Middle East Negotiations
More Civilians in Afghanistan
Empowerment of Women
Fewer Nuclear Weapons
Respect for Human Rights
Resolution of Historic Grievances
Treaties passed by the U.S. Senate
Six Party talks with North Korea
Dialogue with Iran
Enough Food for the People of the World
Climate Change Legislation
And — Crowley conceded this was his own — a Championship for the Boston Red Sox.
The run-down drew a few chuckles from the pressroom, and one sharp comment:
“It’s gotten that bad, she’s got to ask Santa for this stuff?” one correspondent asked. “It’s a pretty damning statement.”
Crowley’s reply could be a motto for the Clinton State Department:
“Whatever it takes.”
Photo credit: Reuters/Brian Snyder (Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton shakes hands with Santa at a campaign stop in New Hampshire in 2007)