The guy flies to North Korea, and within a few hours of his arrival, he gets results. In this case it just happened to be a pardon from their seemingly crazed leader; Kim Jong Il for two American journalists who were caught crossing the North Korea border.
Here's the rest of the story. North Korea told the families of Laura Ling and Euna Lee that they would be granted amnesty if a dignitary like Bill Clinton came and talked to them. What? Was North Korea lonely?
Clinton wanted to make sure that everyone knew it was only a humanitarian meeting, and nothing else. I guess it all paid off.
In any case, Clinton still seems to be a heavy hitter when it comes to world affairs and negotiations. I wonder if I can ask him to negotiate a lower phone bill for me.
Maybe he can also chat with Paula Abdul to get her to come back to American Idol.