Capitol Hillary

From Voice of America:

Many observers are praising President-elect Obama’s choice for secretary of state.

They said Hillary Clinton comes to the job with name recognition and a familiarity with foreign policy as a result of her service on the Senate Armed Services Committee

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Original DVD cover.

In an interview on NBC television’s “Meet the Press” program, former Republican Secretary of State James Baker said Clinton’s nomination will be well-received by many around the world. But he added that she will need to hold the same views as the President-elect.

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Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were not always in agreement on foreign policy during their bitter campaign fight for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination […]

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But those comments were made in the heat of a primary campaign. The two former rivals put aside their differences months ago, when it became clear that Clinton would not win the nomination.

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Now, Mr. Obama wants to make Clinton the face of his foreign policy.

Clinton has become known for her diligence and attention to detail as a result of her eight years in the U.S. Senate and as first lady during her husband Bill Clinton’s two terms as president. She has traveled widely during her career, as she noted during the presidential campaign.

“For more than 15 years, I’ve been honored to represent our country in more than 80 countries to negotiate on matters such as opening borders for refugees during the war in Kosovo, to standing up for women’s rights as human rights around the world,” said Senator Clinton.

Hillary Clinton has earned the respect of many in the U.S. Senate, often reaching across the political aisle to forge compromises. She is expected to face easy confirmation from her colleagues in the Senate.

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14 responses to “Capitol Hillary

  1. jeb

    On the one hand, it’s not like the current Secretary is a hard act to follow, but on the other hand, she’s really going to need a big shovel to clean up the mess.

  2. jeb,
    i don’t think a shovel is going to be enough. a giant crane with one of those big claws that can lift a few tons at once. then maybe a bulldozer. follow those with a streetsweeping machine–the kind that sprays water and then scrubs with the huge brushes. maybe then, the stench will be gone, and the stage will be set to begin diplomacy.

  3. sadly compared to the current piece of crap, Howard Stern would make a good secy of state…..

    i do think she will be a good one – -and that they will work together well — it is the friggin media that wants them to hate each other

  4. dcAp!
    you just surprised me! i thought you wouldn’t like the idea of hillary as sos. i’m glad to see that i was wrong. i think she is going to do an excellent job. i agree with you–not about howard stern so much, but about the friggin media trying to make something out of nothing. they are both professionals, and they will work together just fine. in fact, i would not be surprised if they become good friends.

  5. nightowl724

    Love the poster, nonnie! But, I’m not too sure about Clinton being SOS. I’m not the only one who won’t forget that she voted for war in Iraq and failed to walk it back. Nor am I the only one who won’t forget how she exaggerated her foreign policy experience. Many other people around the world will remember, too. Personally, I was hoping she’d be named Secretary of Health and Human Services.

  6. nightowl724

    PS Fantastic title!

  7. nightowl,
    a political race is the opportunity for people to exaggerate their resumes. that’s the way it has always been and always will be. i think hillary is going to do just fine.

  8. Toooo funny! Who’dda thought Obama could wear a little yellow bow-tie and look cool? And I swear that dress takes ten years off the Billary!
    But. I’m starting to realize the apparently enormous number of $hitty movies I’ve never even heard of.
    Thanks, Nonnie.

  9. writechicpress

    I think I will personally be overwhelmed by the competence. Hillary Clinton will never be seen watching Spam-a-lot and buying $700 shoes while an American city drowns. She’ll never refuse to come off vacation if Russia and Georgia clash again. I look forward to a leader I can say that much about.

  10. writechicpress

    Oh, Nonnie, you’ll love this:

    Courting Condi: a docu-tragi-comedy

  11. hi michael!
    welcome to the raisin! 😀

    it’s my job to make people aware of $hitty movies. however, in this case, i made a boo-boo, as private secretary was a tv series, not a movie. 😳 i really should do a little research before i post these things.

    to all the other kids, you simply must visit michael’s site. it is hilarious! click on his name, or click here. you won’t be sorry!

  12. wcp,
    isn’t that the truth? i can hardly remember back when those in the executive branch were actually competent! not only in the state department, but i expect dramatic differences in justice and homeland security. can you imagine fema actually responding responsibly to a disaster? people might drive right past washington, dc. they won’t recognize the place!

    thanks for the link. those courting condi clips are hilarious!

  13. Obama is one hell of an Alpha Dog to make another Alpha Dog his S of S. However, Hillary seems to possess an unwavering loyalty to Leo men.
    Bill and Obama are both Leos.

  14. karen,
    i think hillary, while ambitious and competitive, is more likely to be conciliatory, because she’s a woman. maybe that sounds sexist, but i think women are more amenable to working for a team. i think she is loyal to ideals, not to men. the fact remains that men have a hold (hopefully temporary) on the reigns of power in politics, and women have no choice but to either work with them or not at all. yeah, i know nancy is in charge in the house, and there are female senators in charge of powerful committees, but dc is still a patriarchy.