Line of the Day

My favorite foreign policy wonk, Daniel Drezner, live-blogged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Wednesday speech to the Council on Foreign Relations here. The speech seems to have been a good one and Drezner’s commentary is always enlightening. I was most amused by this quip:

1:47 PM:  Point-blank question about whether George Mitchell allowed that the completion of in-construction housing settlements in the occupied territories would be permitted.  Clinton ducks the question faster than Peyton Manning facing the New York Giants pass rush.

That’s probably the first time Clinton’s been compared to Peyton Manning.  By comparison, I think the witticism works a lot better than Sarah Palin’s tortuously metaphor-ridden speech (full text here) where she said she was planning to resign as Alaskan governor.

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