'Excitement' for Hillary Clinton in India
But she's stood up by two people.
12:22 PM, May 7, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Hillary Clinton is in Calcutta, India, where she told an audience that "she want[s] to see a female US president during her lifetime -- but insisted she was ready to 'get off the high wire' of top-level politics." Interestingly, the Calcutta Telegraph places Clinton on its front page, with the headline, "Hillary's excitement," and then goes on to report that the secretary state wanted to meet with two people while in India--but both have stood her up.
"Clinton had two wishes when she planned her farewell visit to India tagged on her trip to China followed by a day’s stay in Bangladesh, according to sources close to her who spoke on background in order to freely discuss how her trip came about," says the Telegraph.
And Clinton's other wish "was to personally thank finance minister Pranab Mukherjee for his long friendship and for his contribution to Indo-US relations in a quarter century if not more." But no meeting between the two has taken place.
Considering the lack of interest by these two individuals with whom Clinton wanted to meet, it's a bit odd (or perhaps it's simply ironic) that "excitement" is the word used to describe her visit.