Meeting Hillary Rodham Clinton

Secretary of State Clinton visited Sweden on Saturday and Sunday.  This was the first visit to Sweden by a U.S. Secretary of State in 35 years.  Needless to say, that made for a busy weekend at work.  The rest of the family was able to join in the "fun" when the Ambassador invited all of the Embassy families over to his house for a small reception with the Secretary on Sunday.  She took a picture with all the kids.  As you can see, Michael was super interested.  Ella was also on her best behavior (she is in the far right).  The last picture is my favorite.  We also taught Michael to be super pretentious and only say her entire name - so if you asked him who was visiting, he would say "Hillary Rodham Clinton."  When she was shaking hands with everyone and came over to shake his hand, he said "Hi, Hillary Rodham Clinton."  She laughed.  Thus upholding an important Candrian male tradition of making important people laugh when you meet them.

On the drive home, Michael told us "Hillary Rodham Clinton stole my juice. She put it on her stand. She should give it back."  

Michael is in the blue shirt (front-left) acting like a monkey. Ella is in a red dress (back right corner) waving her hands in the air.

Hillary stopped to chat with Ella, who totally didn't care at all.

Lorena and Ella are the extras in back.

Andrea J  – (3:29 PM)  

What an experience! But now I want the other story...

Amy Lovell  – (9:45 PM)  

I've totally met her, too, but I don't think I made quite the same impression as mister smalls did!

Brittany  – (10:38 PM)  

I wouldn't care either, Ella. It's okay. Actually, that would be cool and I love Michael's interaction with her. How cute.

I've never met a Clinton, but I did meet Jimmy Carter once and even though he was the crappiest president ever it was still cool.

Joy  – (2:42 PM)  

I love that Michael could even say her name!

bonny with a Y  – (6:01 PM)  

lorena - i love this story and am so sad you are leaving the eden that is sweden,(that rhymes!) but am super stoked about your new adventures in tel aviv. so bummed we didn't make it to your part of the planet while you were living there, i so love sweden, actually all of scandinavia.

Carin  – (3:25 PM)  

Stop being so cool dammit.

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