Skip to comments.Clinton best ever Secretary of State: Obama
Posted on 12/13/2010 10:42:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
There is a growing bipartisan consensus that Hillary Clinton is the best ever Secretary of State, US President Barack Obama has said. His decision to appoint Clinton as the Secretary of State was one of his better decisions, the US President has said. Obama who made a rare appearance at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department to attend the holiday reception party hosted by the Washington's vibrant diplomatic community by Clinton said, "I think there's a consensus building that this may be one of the best Secretaries of State we've ever had in this countrys history."
"One of my better decisions," he said amidst laughter.
"It is a bipartisan view, by the way. That doesn't happen very often," Obama said about Clinton, who till early 2008 was one of his bitter political rivals.
Clinton is relentless, is tough and does not quit, Obama said adding, "She recently pulled off what one journalist called "a Central Asian hat trick" - she went to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan -- and then she threw in as a bonus, Bahrain,".
"Because of the time differences, she was able to accomplish this all in one day," he said.
She recently cautioned foreign publics against watching too much American TV, because, she said, you'd think that we Americans spend all our time "wrestling and wearing bikinis," Obama said amidst another round of laughter from the diplomatic corps.
"So, thank you, Secretary Clinton, for your leadership, for your sense of humour, for your incredible dedication to our national security -- more broadly, your incredible dedication to a world that's more peaceful and secure and provides opportunity for all," he said.
Obama also appreciated the extraordinary role of the State Department employees for the tireless work they do.
"You are the backbone of American foreign policy, especially those of you who are serving far away from home during the holidays," he said.
"Day in, day out, you strengthen our alliances. You forge new partnerships. You prevent conflicts and the spread of deadly weapons. You promote global prosperity and global health. You stand up for human rights and you stand up for universal values.
In other words, you show the world the very best of America.
On behalf of the American people, I want to say thank you. You are doing an extraordinary job," Obama said.
For a minute I would have sworn this was one of those made up joke pieces - why no BARF alert!?
Apparently his audience thought it was a joke too.
My first thought was WHAT has she accomplished (and, OK, we can just limit it to “as SOS”)
then as I read the article I see it is spelled out:
she went to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan — and then she threw in as a bonus, Bahrain,”.
Just Damn - so take that
Translation: “I better kiss up to her or she is going to primary my *** in 2012”.
“Barf alert?” Why, don’t you think Hillary is da bomb?/s
Makes the small hairs on my arms stand up.
You suppose Odumbo thinks he needs their help, or that he just needs them close to keep an eye on them? They surely can't think we're buying all this buddy buddy stuff can they?
well she certainly is da B...
when someone is gunning for your job, the last thing you should be doing is telling everyone what a great job they are doing...especially in international affairs (a major feather in a presidential candidates cap)
of course in 0’s mind he was only praising himself for hiring her
Yeah, if you liked Albright you’ll love Clinton.
“Kids say the darndest things”...
Hillary has been the most disengaged SOS we’ve ever had, which is a good thing, considering she is the least equipped in diplomatic skills, intelligence, knowledge and interest. She isn’t worthy to wipe Condi’s shoes. But, having said the above, it is worth noting that Hillary is better equipped to be SOS than Obamao is equipped to be president. Neither is as capable as my dog catcher.
ROTFLOL She always looks like someone handed her you know what to her.
What a joke.
He has neutered her,and sent her to every nothing place on the planet.
While he was in India with all his high power buddies, he sent her to papua new guinea to give talks to women about empowerment.
Another way to look at that is that she was miles away from the scene of the crime and not in the picture as he and Moochelle wasted hundreds of millions of our tax dollars on VIP suites and security.
I'm seeing a Clinton/Obama harmonic convergence, here and it leads my suspicious mind in one direction...
Hillary will be the veep candidate in 2012!
Biden's docs will pretend to discover a health "issue", that will put him in the metaphoric "pasture".
All guesses, of course, but this is my prediction, and it's sticking to me.
(You heard it here first.)