President Obama spent the morning at his daughter Sasha’s basketball game. As he cheered on his child’s team, his aides were cheering on apparent progress in Egypt. In Munich, Hillary Clinton seemed to throw her weight behind a transition process led by current Vice President Omar Suleiman, who only days ago took to the Egyptian airwaves to condemn the work of foreign journalists as they were beat in the street and detained by government authorities.
At the same time, the White House is hailing the announcement that President Hosni Mubarak’s son, Gamal, will step down from his leadership of the ruling National Democratic Party. “We view this as a positive step toward the political change that will be necessary, and look forward to additional steps.” wrote an administration official Saturday.