Call this what you will but I smell something funny. Sometimes you'll see people rubbing elbows that you'd call an odd couple but I think this is a little drastic...
Relations between ex-president Bill Clinton and executives at the Fox News Channel's parent company may be starting to thaw, with Clinton set to address a News Corp. gathering this summer at the invitation of company chairman Rupert Murdoch.
According to the New York Observer, however, Clinton has just accepted Murdoch's invite to speak at the Pebble Beach Golf Club in August.
Why would the ex-president be hobnobbing with the Democratic Party's version of the Great Satan?
"We have a good relationship with the former president," a News Corp spokesman explained to the Observer.
The company's relationship with Hillary Clinton has also apparently improved. Mrs. Clinton turned up at a Fox News 10th anniversary party in Washington, D.C. last week.
Which leads us to what the Free Republic says...
Now, the specter of an alliance between Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Murdoch - two of the most powerful and guarded figures in the world - is beginning to whet the appetites of the chattering classes.
At the moment, the two speak of each other (through surrogates) in notably similar terms: "Senator Clinton respects him and thinks he is smart and effective," said a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton, Philippe Reines.
"Rupert has respect for her political skills and for the hard work that she's done as a Senator," said an executive vice president at News Corp., Gary Ginsberg.
Other evidence is still a bit lean. Lunch has been taken at News Corp.'s midtown headquarters, friendly noises have emanated from the New York Post's editorial page, and Mr. Murdoch has retained a key advisor to Mrs. Clinton, Howard Wolfson.
Call me crazy but I smell something fishy. First, Slick Willy is now buddy-buddy with H and now this? Makes you wonder...
HT: Steve Malzberg