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Excerpted from The Daily Caller: Where are the Cook Islands?
They are where Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be Aug. 31, rather than preparing to attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
The Cook Islands are a chain of 15 small islands in the Pacific, about halfway between California and New Zealand. Their capital is Rarotonga, and they play a very minor role in international power-politics.
They’re named after an English explorer, Captain James Cook, who discovered them in 1770.
For good measure, Clinton will also visit Vladivostok while the rest of her party nominates President Barack Obama — her boss — as their candidate for 2012.
Vladivostok is in the part of Russia closest to Manchuria, a province of China, where she will also visit.
China’s economy is rapidly growing while the U.S. economy’s growth has stalled under Obama’s leadership.