Here we go again. I feel it is incumbent upon me to point out, yet another time that Hillary Clinton never said she had a crush on David Miliband, Foreign Minister of the U.K. She NEVER SAID THAT!
This article from the Mail Online: Move over Miliband! Hillary Clinton has a ‘special relationship’ with a new foreign minister begins with the incorrect assertion:
First she admitted a crush on David Miliband.
I was also happy to see her taking delight in a favorite new colleague, David Miliband, the tall and dashing 44-year-old British foreign secretary. When I mentioned to her over lunch that I had spoken with him, she lit up. “Oh, my God!” I joked that I got a crush over the phone in about five seconds partly because of his accent, and she said, “Well, if you saw him it would be a big crush. I mean, he is so vibrant, vital, attractive, smart. He’s really a good guy. And he’s so young!”
For his part, Miliband seems smitten, too. “She applies intellect but also psychology to the dossiers that she’s studying. She uses her experience in a very impressive way. She brings it to bear in a way that enriches a conversation but doesn’t swamp it. She learns from history without being trapped by it. I think it’s also important to say that she’s delightful to deal with one on one.* She’s someone who laughs and can tease, and she’s got perspective as well.”
(*Uh…yes, David. Delightful! We’re sure!)
It was Jonathan who said he had a crush. Hillary Clinton never said she did. Is that clear to everybody? Any questions?
Now, to get back to the Mail Online article, I just knew, when I saw these pictures from Wednesday, that somehow Miliband’s name would come up.
I have been noticing since his first visit to her at State last year, as well as during her visit to Pakistan, that they got along particularly nicely. Is she flirting? Seriously! Is there any doubt? She is a beautiful woman, and she probably enjoys the results she gets from flirting. I really do not see anything wrong with that. She flirts all the time. She is really good at it!
Is she “crushing”? Crushes are fine, I guess, but I just want to point out (for the nth time on this blog) that Hillary Clinton has not admitted to any. Although I must say that I do think Miliband has been crushing on her, and maybe Qureshi as well. Who can blame them?