A lot has been said (without warrant) about “Hillary Clinton, Ice Queen” that I never bought since I see a warm, inviting Hillary Clinton who is doing a prodigious job of winning over past skeptics. Her mission, this holiday weekend, and she did choose to accept it, was to break the ice between two politically frozen states. Well, she’s a tiny thing and does not amount to an ice-breaker, but we continue to see her melting capacities. Hillary Clinton is a major weapon in melting the frozen venues of global dispute. Bottom line: Hillary Rodham Clinton is hot stuff!
In interviews and on Sunday morning TV, she has made clear that her goal is never the impossible dream of complete agreement. What does Hillary Clinton want? She just wants the parties to talk. She wants them to come to the table.
She may well have succeeded, yet again, this Independence Day weekend on her whirlwind tour of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. Having salvaged the Armenia-Turkey accords in Zurich (adorably, mostly from her car), she has now set her sights on an Azerbaijan-Armenia accord. I think she will nurture this into existence.
Note to base: When nurturing is called for, women do best. You do not always need a huge ice-breaker to do the job of getting the parties together. Sometimes a little subtle warming does the trick. Those who portrayed her as an Ice Queen are so dead wrong. Hillary Clinton is the new technology! She’s the Ice Melter! Warm, actually HOT, frozen barriers melt before her.
Think about it! She’s just warming up! Hand me the curling iron! Give me the hair dryer. Thanks to the Startifacts’ guide, women know how to defrost the freezer. Well, Hillary does, anyway. (Guys? Yeah, you have to defrost it when the ice builds up and there’s broken champagne bottle glass embedded in the ice. You have to.)