Fortunately for Hillary, this was one “hard choice” she didn’t have to make.

The former secretary of state met with People magazine today for a photo shoot and interview. But she couldn’t stick around for too long. You see, she had somewhere else to be. Only … nobody was really supposed to know about that.

It was pretty awkward.

People eventually did send out a replacement tweet:

After the White House was forced to acknowledge that the meeting took place.

The media don’t seem to appreciate being kept out of the loop:

But what else should they expect from the Most Transparent Administration Evah™?

Well, some transparency is OK with the Obama White House. As WaPo’s David Nakamura pointed out:

Funny, that.