Monday, April 7, 2014

When You don't Like the Question, Side-Step and Equivocate

On April 3, 2014, Hillary Clinton spoke at the Women of the World Summit in New York City and was asked what she was most proud of during her tenure as Secretary of State. Clinton could not provide any concrete examples of the accomplishments she holds in high regard.

“When you look at your time as Secretary of State, what are you most proud of? And what do you feel was unfinished, and maybe have another crack at one day?” the moderator asks.

“Well, I really see — that was good — that’s why he wins prizes. Look, I really see my role as Secretary, in fact leadership in general in a democracy, as a relay race. When you run the best race you can run, you hand off the baton. Some of what hasn’t been finished may go on to be finished, so when President Obama asked me to be Secretary of State I agreed,” Clinton responded.

She continued, “We had the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, we had two wars. We had continuing threats from all kinds of corners around the world that we had to deal with. So it was a perilous time frankly. What he said to me was, ‘Look, I have to be dealing with the economic crisis, I want you to go out and represent us around the world.’ And it was a good division of labor because we needed to make it clear to the rest of the world, that we were going to get our house in order. We were going to stimulate, and grow, and get back to positive growth and work with our friends and partners.”


Lisa said...

Typical left wing bag of hot air. She forgot to mention the reset button with Russia.
Yeah she would be a great Commander in Chief....not

sue hanes said...

Joe - Hillary Clinton did a good job as SOS, and most people would agree with that. Give credit where credit is due. Now we just have to see if she is going to run for president.

Joe said...

Lisa: The big thing in this instance is she didn't bother to answer the question she was asked. She just started rambling about unrelated stuff.

sh: Make me a list of her accomplishments as SOS. Two or three things would be good. What good job did she do?

Lisa said...

Joe I know ,I caught that. Obama does the same thing . He talks for 10 minutes to answer a question and never answers it

Xavier Onassis said...

Good Lord! You people act like you've never seen a politician "answer" a question before.


Grow up.

Craig said...

Make me a list of her accomplishments as SOS. Two or three things would be good.

If you listen to her entire answer, she talked about restoring our credibility around the world. She could have been more succinct. Trying to quantify diplomacy by individual accomplishments is a fools errand. Breakthroughs are achieved incrementally and she did make progress.

Bush's gunship diplomacy trashed our reputation around the world. You can see here the hole they dug for us by trying to impose our will with bunker busters. Compare that to world opinion today. Not great, but way better than the flaming bag of pooh she was handed.

It's funny how all you Righties jump on these things, thinking it will bring her down. It won't. At least it's not Benghaaaaazi.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

"she talked about restoring our credibility around the world"

You've got to be kidding.

This country has less credibility in the world than at any other time in history. Obama is a joke as a president, and his cabinet are just as bad.

Duckys here said...

Well, it's true she was no Condo Rice, praise be.

The2ndAmendment said...


We don't need no stinkin accomplishments!