[Ed. – But I do love the Dean Acheson reference. Somebody spent a few quality minutes with Wikipedia…]
Back from a notably uneventful and restful two-week vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, Obama was immediately on the road for a short trip here, first to speak at a green energy conference hosted by retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, then to raise money for his preferred successor, former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto.
Ruddy from the sun, Obama described himself as “refreshed, renewed, recharged — a little feisty.”
And he delivered, recounting the ride he and Reid had just taken from the conference to the fundraiser in his up-armored presidential limo, where they talked about old times and getting back to Washington to “deal with the crazies in terms of managing some problems.”
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The line evoked the late Dean Acheson, who as secretary of state liked to refer to opponents of Harry Truman’s foreign policy as ”the primitives.” …
In a reflective mood, Obama said he and Reid also spent part of the ride talking about “riding off in the sunset together.”
“It’s hard for me to express how much I love Harry Reid,” Obama said. “Everything I’ve accomplished I’ve accomplished because Harry Reid was by my side.”