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For those of you wondering what happened at the private Obama/Clinton summit last night, all the news that’s fit to spit!
Senator Dianne Feinstein of California got the call from Hillary Rodham Clinton Thursday afternoon: Could she, would she let Mrs. Clinton use her home in Northwest Washington for a little sit-down with a certain senator from Illinois, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president of the United States?
Mrs. Feinstein had made the offer before and it was still good. And so a few hours later, at just about 9 p.m., Mrs. Clinton and Senator Barack Obama arrived for a face to face chat. No staff. No spouses. Just the two of them in Mrs. Feinstein’s living room.
The California senator had set up two chairs facing each other. She served them water. Nothing else. Two aides were sent to Mrs. Feinstein’s study. And Secret Service agents stayed outside.
And so it happened, The Meeting, that Democrats knew was inevitable, but for a long while thought would never come. It lasted about an hour.
And Mrs. Feinstein said she did not ask what was said. But in an interview outside the Senate chamber she said she hoped the two candidates had gotten some time to decompress and discuss the road ahead.
Wow! I feel informed. Do you feel informed? Water. Nothing else. Chairs in the living room. Got it. Did the aides in Mrs. Feinstein’s study play video games? Did Mrs. Feinstein have anything besides Solitaire and Minesweep? Did the aides get any water? Was it served with ice?
Inquiring minds want to know!
Addendum: Um. Speaking of water. Six seconds that confused the world.
Second addendum: No wonder the fatigue set in. Obama visited 57 states.
The Times Standard has the story.
McCain was trying his own version of “where was George?” The pundits’ reviews:
Addendum: I can’t find a youtube of McCain’s Tuesday night speech in its entirety. This one has most of it – I think.
And by request here’s Obama’s.