August 11, 2009

Chill, Hill

Project much?

ABC News' Kirit Radia reports: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lost her cool Monday after a Congolese student, speaking through a translator, asked her what "Mr. Clinton" thought about a Chinese trade deal with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

"You want me to tell you what my husband thinks?" Clinton replied, clearly irked by the thought of being her husband Bill's spokeswoman.

"My husband is not secretary of state, I am," she replied. "If you want my opinion I will tell you my opinion. I am not going to be channeling my husband."

The only problem? Apparently the translator made a mistake and the student had wanted to know what President Obama thought of the deal.

Make sure to watch the video clip at the link to get a full appreciation of the venom Hillary directs at this poor student because of a botched translation.


Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 11, 2009 12:02 PM

Poor Bill, never thought I would have sympathy for him.

Posted by: Rick at August 11, 2009 02:27 PM

All I can say is "WOW". She tore that poor student a new one and a half.

Posted by: Lipiwitz at August 11, 2009 04:44 PM

I believe Hillary is foreseeing the end of her influence and power (thanks to the Obama juggernaut), and it's making her defensive, if not paranoid.

Posted by: RebeccaH at August 11, 2009 07:11 PM

Just to clarify, I have no sympathy for any of them (Clinton, Obama, the whole Democratic leadership). Sympathies to the student who, unfamiliar with American feminist militancy, thought he was asking a perfectly legitimate question.

Posted by: RebeccaH at August 11, 2009 07:13 PM

The "Wicked Witch of the East" strikes again. Not a pretty sight - I guess all the males in this audiance now clearly understand why Bill is a serial philanderer.

Is it just me, or has she "porked" out on to many ribs and chops? I didn't even recognize her sitting there untill I heard that unmistakabe SHRILL voice.

Way to go Hillary!!!!

Posted by: slimedog at August 11, 2009 08:11 PM

On the one hand I have sympathy for Hillary, it was an impudent and demeaning question. Bill is not Sec of State and has no status whatsoever. On the other hand, she IS Sec of State and not losing her cool is part of the job description.

Posted by: RC at August 12, 2009 11:24 AM

RC, the question may have been a bad one, but the student didn't ask it. The 'terp' blew it....

Posted by: PeterT at August 12, 2009 12:37 PM

RC is right though. She's the Secretary of State. She should have kept her cool.

Posted by: Lipiwitz at August 13, 2009 04:09 AM