Monday, April 06, 2009

Those pesky 3am phone calls

Seems that both Obama and Hillary Clinton are having to get up to answer those calls in the middle of the night... this time because of North Korea's missile launch:

... The president was awakened at 4:30 a.m. by his press secretary, Robert Gibbs, with news of North Korea’s defiance.

The president quickly began talks with senior officials, including Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, his former rival who offered up the now famous “It’s 3 a.m. and the telephone rings” campaign advertisement that was meant to show that Mr. Obama was not prepared to deal with an international crisis.

Mrs. Clinton talked to South Korean, Russian, Chinese and Japanese officials, administration officials said. Mr. Obama, meanwhile, got on the phone with Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. James E. Cartwright, the vice chairman. He also spoke by phone to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and huddled with Gen. James L. Jones, his national security adviser...

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