Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hillary's Knowledge Of World Events Impresses Bloggers

image from Washington Post
I love what the Stranger had to say about what blogger Joe Klein wrote:

The Stranger talking about listening to Hillary in the Senate hearing
damn if she doesn't have the grave poise and deep learning you want a Secretary of State to have. Not to mention those eyes. You don't want to fuck with those eyes. (Contrast her presence with the puppety figure John Kerry, who is sitting there listening to her speech and for a while there was favored for the job.)
Joe Klein on Hillary at the Senate hearing
I spent the day at the Clinton confirmation hearings and came away impressed, as always, with the woman's sheer ability to process information. Not a missed beat, not an "I'll have to get back to you on that..." It was several hours into the hearing that the full force of the new Administration hit me. Clinton was being asked by Senator Benjamin Cardin whether we could exert our influence on mineral-rich countries to share their wealth with their people. The Secretary of State-designate immediately brought up Botswana's "excellent work" in this area, the education and infrastructure programs that had been funded. And I thought: Botswana? Wow. We've got people who are really interested in governing—who really love public service, who understand that foreign policy means more than simply issuing threats—coming back to your nation's capital! Enthusiasm and care don't always result in wise policy-making, but we've seen how fecklessness and carelessness works.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great article....



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