Hillary Rodham Clinton has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Secretary of State…woohoo!!!
A number of senators said before the vote that Clinton, who traveled and met with foreign dignitaries around the world during her time as first lady, is uniquely qualified for the job.
They said foreign policy challenges such as the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and the conflict in the Gaza Strip make her installation imperative for President Obama’s administration.
“As a country and as a world, we need Hillary Clinton as secretary of state,” Clinton’s New York colleague, Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, said on the floor before the vote.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. said the country needs an advocate on the world stage, and, “There’s no better advocate than Hillary Clinton.”
Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs said Clinton, as the new secretary of state, would attend the White House meeting on Iraq Wednesday afternoon.
Sounds as though MAC lent a hand to get this done!!!
But Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said on the floor that he had talked to Cornyn and that Cornyn had no objections to a vote Wednesday. Cornyn spoke with Clinton Tuesday at the Capitol and said the former first lady agreed to more regular disclosure of her husband’s foundation donations, provided the requirement does not only apply to the Clintons…
God Bless you Madame Secretary!!!
Did everyone note that Hillary was honored at the MLK Center last week as well:
From Atlanta Jounral Constitution-:
U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton was lauded as a champion of social and racial justice at the King Center’s “Salute to Greatness” dinner Saturday in Atlanta.
The New York Democrat and U.S. secretary of state-designate was among the featured guests at the civil right’s center major fund-raiser, held at the Hyatt Regency.
The banquet is one of a number of weekend events honoring the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday is a federal holiday given over to remembrances of the civil rights icon, who was assassinated in 1968.
“It’s not just remembering and celebrating; we must also act,” Clinton told the audience of 1,000 people. “Until every vote is counted and every American has health insurance and jobs, then it is up to all of us. As we commemorate MLK Day, we are called upon to treat this day as a day of service. We all have a part to play.”
Isaac Farris Jr., president of the King Center, lauded Clinton for her leadership, humanitarianism and “as a champion of needed social reforms.”
“Sen. Clinton has worked tirelessly throughout her career to advance racial justice, child welfare and health security for all Americans and human rights worldwide,” Farris said in prepared remarks.
Clinton, who the U.S. Senate will likely confirm next week as the nation’s top diplomat, has vowed that human rights will be a cornerstone of American foreign policy.
Live from the FRAK Party…
MiM is still waiting to hear on our bids to see if we are a lucky winner of a BSG prop!
Let me confess I thought the F5 was Dualla right up until the minute she blew her frakin head off, at which point hubby said, “well I didn’t see that coming”… exactly… they did it to us again, those brilliant frakkers!!
Kerry quoted Krugman on Gotham and ZOMBIE BANKS……
UPDATE 11:05am EST: Markets have gone from DOW up 150 to break even….Some substantive questions now, asking about GM second payment which GM announced yesterday it needs asap…I want to be assured that BofA will survive, ya know as a shareholder, BofA is held by pension funds…and what about the HOLC!!…
GOP -Bennett UT-opens with an entitlement reform question..surprize surprize surprize….is my GEN X going to have our retirement age pushed back AGAIN!! PEBO claimed no no no all during the campaign and OBOTS attacked commenters left and right for raising SS payroll taxes and retirement age changes promoted by PEBO advisers….we shall see….word fog response…now following up with corporate tax rate reduction question, ah gotta love that about the GOP they are predictable….he tosses it back, they want it to come from Congress, yeah wouldn’t want any blame to stick to ‘em would we? BWAAAHAAAAAA!
CPSAN has it live HERE..so not only did he neglect to pay his self employment taxes (right up until the day before he was announced, yeah head of NY FED hadn’t paid his back taxes!!) , but he also tried to deduct his kids sleepaway camp…uh huh..he didn’t KNOW that wasn’t deductible..uh huh..yeah shure….
the TAXMAN gets ready to COMETH….
ASK HIM ABOUT THE AIG AND CITI BAILOUT HE PUT TOGETHER FOR GAWD’S SAKES!!!! GET CONFIRMATION TARP TWO IS FOR HOUSING!!!!
he says they were ‘careless mistakes’ and he has paid what he owed, yeah but they didn’t charge him FINES OR FEES. Jane America, ie moi, pays FINES AND FRAKIN FEES….it’s the FINES AND FEES THAT KILL YA IN FACT….
CAN WE JUST FIX HOUSING FOR CRIPES SAKE? HUH HUH CAN WE, GOOD GAWD!!!!?!!
They pulled out the big guns to introduce him, ie get him past his ‘tax troubles’…Volcker, the FED Chief during the Gipper’s run….(no one EVER mentions he was there for CARTER too!!!)
Our previous posts on Geithner and TARP Deux & PEBO Stimulus or as we at MiM call it – “fix housing!- Duh!” here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and even here
Yeah, yeah okay, next time I have an ahem AUDIT, dum dum da dum!! (anyone else remember that Roseanne episode? lol) anywho, next time I am asked to pay FINES or FEES, I will be sure to ask for the Geithner Treatment, a pat on the back and a promotion…..Geithner introducing his wife and father, yeah he is getting confirmed..
But that nitwit Cornyn delayed Hill’s confirmation cause you know Big Dawg is helping the frakin WORLD and we can’t have that..
tsk tsk GOP will make hay later…..Hey IRS don’t come to Moi looking for any fines or fees evah evah again and then we can let this guy in okay? good we have a deal!! and ps FIX THE FRAKIN HOUSING!!!!