With a tip of the hat to Yoni Miller for the insider tip, ck and I made it down to the Old City this morning to catch Hillary Clinton making her kotel appearance. Even without the constant entourage, I have to say, the woman has presence and gravitas and an air that is almost, dare I say it, presidential.
Making it a point to let everyone there shake her hand and say a few words, she left a good impression, but the question remains, does kissing the kotel make up for kissing Suha Arafat? The world has yet to see, but Yoni tells us she got 100% of the vote in New Square, home of the square-er-er rebbe.
Hillary arrived sans hubby Bill and daughter Chelsea who may have been tuckered out from their previous evening’s helicopter visit to Amman. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, who is also in town, was nowhere to be seen. If you want any high res copies of these and other Hillary at the kotel pics, send email to laya [at] jewlicious [dot] com.
Hey! ck got in on the action too. Click on more below to see his pics and commentary.
The ladies section of the kotel was fenced up a bit, allowing Senator Clinton easy access past the throngs of worshippers. The ground was swept and polished as well. I got up close and had my Canon Powershot ready to go, just in case Hillary tripped on the shiny polished rocks. That didn’t happen. But I was really close. Hillary did indeed look regal and her female Secret Service crew? Hottness! Hillary put a little prayer in the wall, which I am certain included her wishes regarding a victory in the next Senate elections as well as maybe a request for some divine guidance with respect to her 2008 political aspirations. Fun-o-ramma!