We are all aware that speeches and addresses from the president and other high-ranking officials are carefully worded. If not written out and prepared in advance, they are at least parsed to be as politically correct (in the literal sense) as possible. Maybe it’s that awareness that makes moments like the one captured in the video above so charming.
President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were caught on a live microphone in between their speeches at a ceremony today for the slain ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens. A rare moment of whispered courtesy.