This might have had a few awkward moments.
With a “rapidly deteriorating” situation in Egypt, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had a rare one-on-one meeting at the White House with 2008 campaign rival Barack Obama to discuss policy in the Middle East and several other domestic issues.
Though McCain did not want to delve into details about the meeting upon returning to the Capitol Wednesday evening, he emphasized that his talk with Obama was “good” and that he believed the two would meet again with issues such as immigration reform, border security, trade and middle eastern policy.
Hours after their afternoon meeting, McCain officially called for Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak to step down — though the Republican made clear that his proclamation, made over Twitter, reflected his opinion only and not the president’s.
“Regrettably the time has come 4 Pres. Mubarak 2 step down & relinquish power,” McCain tweeted. “It’s in the best interest of Egypt, its people & its military,” McCain wrote.
Whereupon Sarah Palin tweeted back, “Ew you met with Obama! Cooties!”