We know how much of a hassle it is for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that foreign leaders insist on talking to her in face-to-face meetings — as opposed to online, maybe, where she can carry on IM conversations with Germany, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, and Chelsea at the same time while also chillaxing in her sweats. So she must have really resented having to jet all the way up to the North Pole to meet with Santa yesterday. As State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told reporters, for some reason:
A few of you have asked about the schedule of the Secretary of State over the next few days. I can tell you this morning the Secretary departed Washington and she stopped at the North Pole for an important bilateral meeting with a well known international figure. During the meeting, in a formal demarche, sung to the tune of Twelve Days of Christmas, the Secretary outlined her aspirations for the new year.
These included things like "Middle East negotiations" and "respect for human rights." Hillary then thanked Santa for his kindness, and, before leaving, mentioned to him that next year maybe he could make the trek to Washington, considering she schlepped up there this year and he has that magic sleigh and all.
Clinton's holiday travel schedule [Politico]