In his element, Clinton startles West Wing in surprise appearance with Obama, backs tax deal
The former president came before surprised reporters to let it be known that he endorsed the tax deal that Obama cut with the Republican Party, even though many Democrats were raising a fuss about it.
That was the news. But it wasn't the story.
What had the West Wing buzzing was the scene itself: Clinton in his element, like he had never left. And almost like he wasn't going to leave this time.
For one remarkable half hour, Clinton turned a seemingly slow Friday afternoon into his stage.
Obama Ditches Tax Cut Presser, Bill Clinton Takes Control
How low will the teleprompter in Chief sink now? It seems the hope and change has morphed into run and hide.