Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as a sitting administration official, does not have any role at the Democratic National Convention next week in Charlotte. But she seems to gone out of her way to avoid the festivities, as she is traveling this week and next to the Cook Islands, Indonesia, China, Timor-Leste, Brunei, and Russia.
Actually, the title is literally true. When you put Charlotte, N.C., into the antipodr site to find the opposite side of the planet, you get a spot in the Indian Ocean west of Australia, the next-nearest land of any significance being Indonesia, Clinton’s second stop! She’d have to be on the Moon to get any farther away from Charlotte.