Obama and Clinton, 'Frenemies' at Last

The former rivals are easing into their new alliance
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Mar 19, 2010 7:32 AM CDT
Clinton and Obama worked as a tea in Copenhagen.   (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have put the bitter presidential campaign behind them to form a solid partnership. They support each other, meet regularly and even joke about their status as 'frenemies.' “We’ve developed, I think, a very good rapport, Clinton said recently. “I see the president when I need to see him; I talk to the president when I need to talk to him,” she tells the New York Times.

They are no Condi and Bush or Nixon and Kissinger, but they work well together, advisers say. In the early days, it wasn't so easy: “Hillary would say to me, ‘How do you think I should present this to the president?’ ” Joe Biden recalls. “And I’d say, Whoa, just present it to him. And Barack would say, ‘Does she know what a good job I think she’s doing?’ I’d say, Just tell her.”

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