Think you saw the beginning of a beautiful Dream Team friendship at the last Democratic debate? Think again, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd says: Hillary Clinton has no more desire to be Barack's running mate than he does hers. Why would Hillary want to play second fiddle to a "political natural"—again? And why would Barack want to be Al Gore?
A more accurate take on their relationship came on a Washington tarmac on Dec. 13, Dowd says: A Hillary apology over a proxy's remark turned into a heated 10-minute talk during which she was seen "flapping her arms" as she laid bare a number of "simmering grievances." When Barack "gently put a hand on her arm to chill her out," she was offended, Obama intimates tell Dowd. "The encounter seemed to have steeled them both."