PoliticalWire: ABC News got interesting video of former President Clinton speaking to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) backstage at a forum on the national debt.
Clinton praised the Democratic victory in NY-26 yesterday but added, “I hope Democrats don’t use this as an excuse to do nothing.”
Ryan responds: “My guess is it’s going to sink into paralysis is what’s going to happen. And you know the math. It’s just, I mean, we knew we were putting ourselves out there. You gotta start this. You gotta get out there. You gotta get this thing moving.”
They parted with Clinton telling Ryan that if he ever wanted to talk about it, he should “give me a call.”
Ireland’s World Boxing Champion Katie Taylor meets President Obama and First Lady Michelle in Dublin, May 23 – the photo appeared on the front page of the Irish Independent on Wednesday and was scanned and posted here
President Obama jokingly pretends to tape White House Videographer Arun Chaudhary backstage before a town hall meeting at ElectraTherm in Reno, Nev., April 21. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
West Wing Week should be, eh, interesting tomorrow!
President Barack Obama, along with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, former President Bill Clinton, and Richard Holbrooke’s wife Kati Marton, watch from backstage as a slide show of pictures are displayed during a funeral service for Holbrooke at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Jan. 14, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
by Callie Shell: “During the campaign, Barack and Michelle would often not see each other for a week. And then they would meet in a back hallway somewhere and would just look at each other and embrace and talk and say, ‘How you doing?’ It was obvious that they had talked about doing this, they had come together to do it, that she is his best friend and vice versa. They’re madly in love with one another. He has this great appreciation for his wife, he knows that she’s the best part of him.” (October 2008, backstage at a Bruce Springsteen/Billy Joel concert)
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wait to be introduced at Xavier University in New Orleans, La., before delivering remarks marking the five-year anniversary of hurricane Katrina, Aug. 29, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)