Bon voyage, Clinton!

Secretary Clinton departs for Qatar and Saudi Arabia tomorrow, after a one-day delay due to her husband Bill’s heart procedure yesterday. The former U.S. president was back at the Clintons’ home in Chappaqua, N.Y., this morning, and he told the Associated Press, “I even did a couple miles on the treadmill today.” At this afternoon’s ...

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Secretary Clinton departs for Qatar and Saudi Arabia tomorrow, after a one-day delay due to her husband Bill's heart procedure yesterday. The former U.S. president was back at the Clintons' home in Chappaqua, N.Y., this morning, and he told the Associated Press, "I even did a couple miles on the treadmill today."

At this afternoon's press briefing, Assistant Secretary Philip Crowley said:

[I]t would appear the fact that he [Bill Clinton] was able to have the procedure quickly, is already home and probably already back at work -- [laughter] -- would tell you that I think she [Secretary Clinton] is confident enough that she can go on this trip as originally planned, with just kind of squeezing the travel time."

Secretary Clinton departs for Qatar and Saudi Arabia tomorrow, after a one-day delay due to her husband Bill’s heart procedure yesterday. The former U.S. president was back at the Clintons’ home in Chappaqua, N.Y., this morning, and he told the Associated Press, “I even did a couple miles on the treadmill today.”

At this afternoon’s press briefing, Assistant Secretary Philip Crowley said:

[I]t would appear the fact that he [Bill Clinton] was able to have the procedure quickly, is already home and probably already back at work — [laughter] — would tell you that I think she [Secretary Clinton] is confident enough that she can go on this trip as originally planned, with just kind of squeezing the travel time.”

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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