May 8, 2009
Burned by her overcharge button, Secretary Clinton “mildly rebuked Moscow" over Georgia when she met Sergei Lavrov yesterday, yet promptly declared a desire to raise U.S.-Russia relations to a "new level."
Back at the White Hosue, President Obama still seemed to be working off of last month’s script when it came time for his meeting. “I think we have an excellent opportunity to reset the relationship between the United States and Russia." Not to be outdone, the White House Press Offices figured they'd call the meeting “Change in Progress with Russia.” (Groan.)
New level. Reset. Change. Take your pick. Russia took another step towards annexing chunks of Georgia last week. What's the buzz word for that?