Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Clinton to the Rescue!
Former President Bill Clinton appeared to relish his role as the hero who brought back journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee from 140 days of captivity in North Korea, according to this FOX News report. While in Pyongyang, he talked with ailing "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-il, who appeared amazingly healthy, as he would not miss a supreme photo-op like this one. The plane arrived this morning in Burbank, CA. Family members and friends of both journalists, former Vice-President Al Gore, and numerous reporters showed up to welcome them, and President Obama delivered a short, televised congratulatory message.
This hot news story knocked other significant events, such as the massacre in a Pittsburgh-area fitness center (which claimed 4 lives), military restrictions on networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace, Paula Abdul's imminent departure from "American Idol," and recognition of the world's greatest public bathrooms to the back burner.