It's official: Clinton fancies Miliband

The pair share a platform during a visit to the US
The pair share a platform during a visit to the US

By Ian Dunt

David Miliband is "attractive" and "vibrant", Hillary Clinton had admitted.

The US secretary of state made the surprise admission in next month's edition of Vogue.

"I was also happy to see her [Clinton] taking delight in a favourite [sic] new colleague, David Miliband, the tall and dashing 44-year-old British foreign secretary," the article reads.


"When I mentioned to her over lunch that I had spoken with him, she lit up. 'Oh, my God!' I joked that I got a crush over the phone in about five seconds partly because of his accent, and she said, 'Well, if you saw him it would be a big crush.

"I mean, he is so vibrant, vital, attractive, smart. He's really a good guy. And he's so young!"

The article includes warm praise from Mr Miliband to his American counterpart as well.

"'She applies intellect but also psychology to the dossiers that she's studying. She uses her experience in a very impressive way," he is quoted as saying.

"She brings it to bear in a way that enriches a conversation but doesn't swamp it. She learns from history without being trapped by it. I think it's also important to say that she's delightful to deal with one on one. She's someone who laughs and can tease, and she's got perspective as well.'"

It would not be the first time British and American politicians have taken a shine to each other while undertaking diplomatic work.

Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice got on famously well with Jack Straw when he was at the Foreign Office. He even ended up taking her to watch Blackburn Rovers.

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