I was just watching President Obama’s press briefing from yesterday, announcing a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia, quite an important event. The stage looks very majestic, patriotic and American. The President spoke with confidence and certainty, flanked by his top aides in this matter, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.
At only 40 seconds into the video, I noticed Sec. Clinton making goo goo eyes at someone sitting in the front row. Seriously? It’s YouTube, so I went back and looked again. Sure enough. While Sec. Gates stands at attention, showing respect for the fact that the President is speaking, Sec. Clinton is goofing around with people in the front row.
While it was only for a few seconds, it not only showed a lack of respect for the significance of the treaty, it showed her lack of respect for the Office of the President of the United States.
What a shame.