Great audio clips this week, helping to tell a wonderful tale of rescue and happy endings. Including Chris Matthews, who actually gave Bill Clinton his due (thus the flying pig). Went through the hot news, starting with Sotomayor, then Edwards’ ex-mistress seen in court, Eric Cantor being un-American in Israel, as well as closing with a wild clip of Lou Dobbs imploding over Olbermann, and of course, this story, which proves new media is making traditional media errors. The podcast is lots of fun.
Speaking of North Korea, journalists and the Clintons, back at work today, Bill Clinton didn’t ducked the questions, while doing his day job, announcing the foundation’s new agreements for low-cost AIDS and tuberculosis drugs for the developing world, reported by the Washington Post.
Clinton, appearing at a news conference about his foundation’s efforts to combat AIDS, deflected questions about his impressions of Kim and about whether he had made concessions to the North Koreans to free the journalists.
“My job was to do one thing, which I was honored to do, as an American and as a father,” he said. “I wanted those young women to be able to come home.”
“Anything I say beyond that could inadvertently affect the decisions and moves either here or in North Korea, and the attitudes of our allies,” Clinton continued.
… Clinton described a “deeply emotional” first encounter with Lee and Ling. He said they were “delightful” on the trip home to Los Angeles by private plane, so happy and excited they couldn’t sleep. Lee talked frequently about being reunited with her young daughter, he said.