The Obama administration is not off to a great start in our relations with Russia. First, the president’s “secret” letter offering to trade missile defense for Europe in exchange for help keeping nukes out of Iran became exposed. (Wonder how the Europeans who supposedly love Obama feel about that bargain?)
Second, Hillary Clinton gave the Russian diplomat a “reset” button (implying that all the problems between the two countries were the result of the Bush administration?). Leaving aside for the moment the question of whether a reset button even makes sense in Russian culture, the “smartest woman in America” botched the job anyway: The word by the button turned out to be not “reset,” but “overcharge.”
It looks like what Team Obama needs is an “easy” button, not a reset button.