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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as a sitting administration official, does not have any role at the Democratic National Convention next week in Charlotte. But she seems to gone out of her way to avoid the festivities, as she is traveling this week and next to the Cook Islands, Indonesia, China, Timor-Leste, Brunei, and Russia.

“The Cook Islands this year are the hosts of one of the most important institutions of the Pacific called the Pacific Island Forum,” a senior State Department official said Thursday. “It’s a group that meets yearly with a number of working groups. It’s been in existence almost half a century; it’s very significant.”

It’s not Charlotte, but it is a big gathering. Last year, the administration sent 50 officials to the forum, representing 17 different federal agencies. Deputy Secretary of State Tom Nides led the delegation in 2011. The official said this trip was part of the administration’s rebalancing toward Asia, with a special focus on the smaller countries around the region’s periphery.

“Sometimes when we talk about the Asia Pacific, the A is the capital and P is small. And our attempt here is to underscore that we have very strong, enduring, strategic, moral, political, humanitarian interests across the region. It’s an area in which we invested substantially historically — blood and treasure,” the official said.

 

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  1. Diann

    August 31st, 2012

    it is the nature of rats to flee a sinking ship.

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  2. Mountain Dog

    August 31st, 2012

    I’m sure there’s got to be some small uninhabited island in the Cooks that is short one pig.

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  3. Ricky

    August 31st, 2012

    I think she’s avoiding it after seeing Obama’s middle finger.
    I don’t think anyone wants to know where that’s been.
    am I right?
    am I right???

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  4. Maudie N Mandeville

    August 31st, 2012

    “The Cook Islands hosts of one of the most important institutions of the Pacific called the Pacific Island Forum. It’s a group that meets yearly with a number of working groups. It’s been in existence almost half a century; it’s very significant.”

    In fact, it’s so important and significant that it has accomplished what in almost half a century?

    A. World peace
    B. Cured homosexuality
    C. Fornication getaway for bureaucrats

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  5. 66chevelle

    August 31st, 2012

    Hillary must already be in the Cook Islands. I think I see her sitting in the lounge chair in that Orbitz ad.

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  6. Nutjob

    August 31st, 2012

    Guess the one didn’t want her stealing his limelight.

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  7. dude

    August 31st, 2012

    the moon would not be far enough

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  8. I Luv Bacon

    August 31st, 2012

    The only blood and treasure this administration has ever invested swirled down the shitter.

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  9. persecutor

    August 31st, 2012

    Cook Islands- the next superpower!

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  10. Ty Coon

    August 31st, 2012

    Well I can tell you where Bill isn’t going to be.

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  11. Stranded in Sonoma

    August 31st, 2012

    She just wanted to get to any vacation destination that she could possibly claim had SecState merit that is as far as possible from NC.

    She knows that when Obama speaks at the DNC, it will be nothing but I, I, I, and me, me, me. And I believe that even Hillary is tired of getting the dry heaves.

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  12. Chieftain

    August 31st, 2012

    Just for the record, you don’t see Andrew Cuomo on the speaking list either. That’s because he’s staying as far away from Charlotte as he can too, because he’s an ambitious little bastard with his eyes on 2016 and a Democrat Party post-Obammy….

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