The man who famously said his No. 1 goal was seeing that President Obama serve a single term had some rare words of praise today for the president.
After a meeting at the White House aimed at averting a tumble off the fiscal cliff, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offered a final observation on another issue -- giving Obama credit for his upcoming trip to Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma.
"I hadn't had a chance to talk with the president about his trip to Burma, a country that I've had a longstanding interest in over the 20 years," McConnell said. "I want to commend him for going, I think it's an important step for him to take."
Obama leaves tomorrow for an Asia trip that will include a stop in Myanmar. Some human rights observers have said that it's too soon for the U.S. to reward the country with a presidential visit, but administration officials said they hope the visit shows the country's government what it can achieve as it opts for democracy.