The history of Alaska is a story of pioneering, hunting, exploring, discovering, trapping, tramping, painting and preserving in a land that is inspiring but freezing. All that, plus one more activity, performed indoors: lobbying.
To some partisans, it may sound jarring: President Barack Obama talks about how he and former rival John McCain were simpatico in 2008 while Mitt Romney fondly recalls Bill Clinton’s White House tenure.
President Barack Obama will announce new safety measures for offshore drilling tomorrow as calls increase for him to exert more control over BP Plc ’s efforts to stop its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and repair the damage.
For Barack Obama, the risk of Bill Clinton is worth the reward. Their sometimes awkward relationship will be showcased tonight when the former president takes the stage to place the current president’s name in nomination at the Democratic National Convention.
Joe Biden has been relegated to a role at this year’s Democratic convention that gives him less exposure than former President Bill Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, and even Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.