TRAVEL NEWS – AT 8:43 A.M. ET: We're such a full-service site, aware of the comings and goings of the famous. Just thought you'd like to know the latest, from Toby Harnden of London's Telegraph:
Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, will be several thousand miles away from American shores on election day in a move some are interpreting as a deliberate way of literally distancing herself from the result.
Oh, oh, oh. Would our little Hillary think that way? These nasty journalists!
Although former President Bill Clinton has held more than 100 election events, his wife is unable to campaign because of her foreign policy role. She is currently on a two-week tour of Asia and Australasia that includes stops in Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Australia.
In Siem Reap in Cambodia yesterday, Mrs Clinton met a group of about 50 victims of human trafficking at an American-funded facility and promised continued American support.
Look, maybe the trip just had to be scheduled around a losing election day. The fact that the future (she hopes) president is halfway around the world today is sheer coincidence. Don't you think? You do, don't you?
"I am so proud of you," she told the young women, former prostitutes who were mostly aged between 17 and 23. At the facility, they receive an education and vocational training including weaving and sewing lessons.
The same kind of training a lot of Democratic members of Congress will be needing tomorrow morning.
I'm so upset that anyone would think that our secretary of state would have some ulterior motive for being out of the country. Is there no decency left?
November 2, 2010