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Hillary Clinton's anger at being ask by student what Bill thought

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posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 06:49 PM
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www.theaustralian.news.com.au...


US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton showed a rare flash of public anger on a trip to Africa as a student asked for her husband's views, putting him in his place by saying she is the United States' top diplomat.
At an open forum with young people in Kinshasa, a university student took the microphone and asked about the involvement of China and the World Bank in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

"What does Mr Clinton think about it?'' he said to the befuddlement of the crowd.

Clinton replied in a forceful voice: "You want to know what my husband thinks?''

"My husband is not the secretary of state, I am. You ask my opinion, I will tell you my opinion. I'm not going to channel my husband.''


Showing signs of weakness there Mrs. Clinton.


She can't do better than Bill, and she knows it.

www.google.com...

edit: question asked to her was a little unfair.

Here's the video: edition.cnn.com...



love the youtube comments already!



[edit on 11-8-2009 by john124]




posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 07:03 PM
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She has a point. Bill isn't in office anymore. She's the secretary of state, and it's her duty to do the job herself, not for Bill to tell her what to do.

Honestly it was a stupid question and extremely inappropriate. To me it seems like it was supposed to be disrespectful and sexist, in relation to her reason for being there.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 07:09 PM
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The question wasn't exactly an offensive one. Her husband is a former United States President, one that was confident in the position and served two terms.

I think the question wounded her ego. Whether or not his opinions play a role in her decisions is one thing, but a student was simply interested in the opinion of a former president, and not just the Secretary of State's husband.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 07:11 PM
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I saw this, and apparently the question asked was a lost in translation, what the questioner wanted to ask was what Obama thought.

Either way, you can tell she is on edge by the way she acted. This is not a good sign, I wonder what is going on up there in Washington that they aren't telling us.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 07:14 PM
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Bill Clinton had his time to shine as President, and I believe he did it well until the whole scandal thing happened which basically tarnished his legacy in many people's eyes. It is Hillary's turn to shine.

It doesn't mean she is better than Bill because she is in power, and it doesn't mean she doesn't have what it takes to do her job (even though she hasn't done anything). It just means that she has a job and she should be the one doing it, not her husband.

Still, she could have handled it with a little less sass. You cannot be a 'top diplomat' if you have an attitude toward a legit question, even if you are offended. Who knows, you may offend someone else and all hell will break loose.

Also, she is not representing herself. Her name hardly matters, it is her country and the Obama administration of which she was appointed that she represents.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 07:27 PM
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My thought process tells me maybe Hillary is bent out of shape that Bill

upstaged her and went to North Korea because Kim Jong-il asked for him

instead of her to come and escort and help negotiate the 2 women journalist

release.

It is my understanding that the interpreter made a mistake and meant to say

what does obama think on the matter but anyway you look at it Hillarie's true

blue colors came out before the world of who is in charge now. ^Y^



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 09:44 PM
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Here's the video of her.... it's actually quite funny!

She might as well as said this: "ohh how dare you ask me that!!!..... do you know whhooo I am!!! I'm the biatch in charge of foreign affairs"

edition.cnn.com...


[edit on 10-8-2009 by john124]



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 10:13 PM
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Hillary is totally peeved that Bill got the job done in North Korea. Dont forget that a few weeks ago a top North Korean official basically called Hillary a school girl and laughed her off as a diplomat. Then Bill goes in there and gets those journalist out in a matter of hours. I think she probably has some resentment towards him for this as well as some other past incidents (dont have to explain that one).



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 10:30 PM
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Hillary's response was indefensible.

It showed an egregious lack of poise, grace, intelligence, and diplomacy.

A simple "I don't know" would have been sufficient.

Responding in such a defensive and condescending way to an innocent student was probably the worst diplomatic gaffe I've seen in my lifetime.

[edit on 2009/8/10 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 11:06 PM
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Originally posted by crw2006
Hillary is totally peeved that Bill got the job done in North Korea. Dont forget that a few weeks ago a top North Korean official basically called Hillary a school girl and laughed her off as a diplomat. Then Bill goes in there and gets those journalist out in a matter of hours. I think she probably has some resentment towards him for this as well as some other past incidents (dont have to explain that one).


Oh yeah I forgot about that: Kim Jong-il said Hillary was an unintelligent school girl, and they ask for Bill to go. Haha.

And there's the other stuff you mentioned as well.

Yeah I bet Hillary has a large bill for counselling. No wonder she's screwed up in the head. And her remark was out of order, maybe Obama will give her a spanking. I bet she would like that to get her own back on Bill.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 11:09 PM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Hillary's response was indefensible.

It showed an egregious lack of poise, grace, intelligence, and diplomacy.

A simple "I don't know" would have been sufficient.

Responding in such a defensive and condescending way to an innocent student was probably the worst diplomatic gaffe I've seen in my lifetime.

[edit on 2009/8/10 by GradyPhilpott]


The students were laughing and mocking her as well. She made a huge mistake and I bet she knows it.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 11:33 PM
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First, I want to say that I've always defended Bill/Hillary and all of the drama that seems to hang over them.

Back on topic: In defense of the student, Bill Clinton is one of the few politicians who is genuinely loved throughout the globe. She needs to be ready for the "What does Bill think?" question; and Obama should also be ready for that question. That's going to come up, I think, in both domestic and foreign environments.

We should be proud that one of our leaders is so respected that students ask about his/her opinions. I'm let-down by Hillary not taking the question as a compliment to our former President, and to her country.


[edit on 10-8-2009 by theWCH]



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 11:37 PM
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the question was quite ridiculous, but her answer was terrible. She came across as a menopausal monster.

Now i see why they sent bill to korea and not hillary. What a cow.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 11:53 PM
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The student was asking about Obama's opinion of a loan from China to the Congo, not the opinion of Bill.

Somehow the question got messed up in translation, so there never was a question of Bill's opinion, except as it came through to Hillary or how she perceived it. It's not clear now which it was.

Hillary's response was about as Freudian as anything I've ever seen. However the miscommunication came about, the one thing that Hillary exclaimed to the world is her feelings about her husband, which it is safe to assume are not particularly good.

[edit on 2009/8/10 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 12:13 AM
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On top of her rude, condecending comments, didn't Hillary look unkept, disheveled, and just plain unstatesperson-like.

I barely recognized her at first.



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 08:21 AM
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I think it was an eye opening look into the evil that lies just under the surface of this lady. Complete disgust and hatred of humanity in general, and completely drunk with power. Bad combination.

Peace



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 08:39 AM
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Hillary stating she was not going to channel her husband. I thought when you channeled someone that they where on the other side. I feel a disconnect between Hillary and Bill Clinton because why would you use the term channel unless you were not communicating in the present one on one with each other. ^Y^



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 08:47 AM
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This incident lays it all out for me regarding my thoughts on the Clintons. Her thirst for power and recognition is obvious as is the business partnership she has with Bill. A business partnership not a marriage. They both want power and will use each other to get it. Pretty simple really. I suppose Chelsea is next in the line of power.



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 09:22 AM
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I rarely defend Hillary, but I'm going to here. The translator misspoke. She looked terribly tired. And she is human. She could have handled it more gracefully, for sure, but in her shoes, I probably would have answered similarly or worse. She was offended. She let it be known. She's not upset with her husband, she was offended at being asked the man's opinion, as if hers was irrelevant. I've been there.

A man in her position wouldn't be called a "biatch" or a "menopausal monster" or any of these other degrading names. Just shows how many are still in the dark ages... :shk:



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 02:45 PM
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Originally posted by Taxi-Driver
On top of her rude, condecending comments, didn't Hillary look unkept, disheveled, and just plain unstatesperson-like.





You're right. She did appear as though she might have been under the influence of some substance, including pain medication for her recent injury.

Clearly, that was not the response one would expect of someone in control.



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