Detour at beginning of Hillary Clinton’s farewell tour
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Israel on Tuesday evening.
November 20th, 2012
01:08 PM ET

Detour at beginning of Hillary Clinton’s farewell tour

By Jamie Crawford

Before breaking off her trip to Asia to fly to the Middle East to address the crisis in Gaza, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in the midst of what in many ways was the start of her world farewell as America's top diplomat.

During a historic stop this week in Myanmar at the home of Aung San Suu Kyi, the celebrated Nobel laureate and advocate for Burmese democracy, Barack Obama made a point to praise Clinton on what would likely be their final foreign trip together as U.S. president and secretary of state.

The symbolism of the trip's importance, and Clinton's role, was captured through the image of her walking off Air Force One with Obama – the first by a sitting president to the former pariah nation.

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"This is her last foreign trip that we're going to take together, and it is fitting that we have come here to a country that she has done so much to support," Obama said referencing Clinton's own history-making trip to Myanmar last December.

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"I could not be more grateful, not only for your service, Hillary, but also for the powerful message that you and Aung San Suu Kyi send about the importance of women and men everywhere embracing and promoting democratic values and human rights," Obama said.

When Suu Kyi came to greet the two on the tarmac, Clinton noticeably held back, letting Obama have his moment. She's proven a loyal Cabinet member, perhaps unimaginable a few years ago at the height of their bitter fight for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.

But an Obama spokesman said that was all water under the bridge.

"They spent basically the entire flight alone in his personal office on Air Force One just reminiscing about the last four years," Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, told reporters on the trip about the flight from Thailand to Myanmar.

"But, as the president said, it wasn't just the last four years; they have been through a lot together over the last five or six years. And, in fact, unique among people, they have been at this, working as hard as they can, for five or six years now," Rhodes said.

Before the stop in Myanmar, Clinton had already traveled to Australia with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for meetings with their counterparts, and then to Thailand where she met Obama. There were also two international summits in Cambodia on the schedule before she was scheduled to head back to the United States – that is until the stop in the Middle East was added to the itinerary.

Crisis in the Mideast

As the crisis between Israel and the rulers of Hamas in Gaza worsened, Obama and Clinton worked the phones calling leaders around the world. In announcing Clinton would head to the Middle East on Tuesday, the White House spokesman underscored it came after the president and secretary of state discussed where things stood.

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"They agreed that it makes sense for the secretary to travel to the region," Rhodes said.

Obama dispatched Clinton to meet with the leaders of Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Egypt in an attempt to arrest a situation spiraling dangerously out of control.

It's a something all who have come before Clinton have been called on to do. Travel the world with dizzying frequency – many times to a crisis region for a last ditch attempt at high stakes diplomacy to try and cool tensions.

Clinton, who is globally popular, made history this past June when she became the first secretary of state to visit more than 100 countries when she landed in Latvia. Since then, she has made multiple stops in Asia and Africa, and also visited Russia, Haiti and Peru.

Clinton has no official overseas travel announced beyond the current trip, but there is always the potential to go to Brussels next month for a meeting of NATO foreign ministers, not to mention an unending series of crisis elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa that might demand some additional travel.

The trip to the Middle East may also provide an opportunity for Clinton to rehabilitate her record which has been tarnished following the September terror attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Questions have arisen over whether the State Department did enough to address the security concerns of U.S. diplomats and personnel working at the compound, and why she did not take the lead in explaining the U.S. understanding of the armed assault in the days immediately following.

Stepping down

What is certain is that Clinton does not intend to serve in Obama's second term.

"I think after 20 years, and it will be 20 years, of being on the high-wire of American politics and all of the challenges that come with that, it would be a - probably a good idea to just find out how tired I am," she said in an interview with CNN earlier this year about stepping down even if Obama was re-elected.

"I'm aiming to leave shortly after the inauguration; that's my plan," she told the Washington Post in an interview a week before Obama won a second term. "I'm not really open to staying longer, but I also know that we have to be conscious of the work that has to be done. And again, I'll have to talk to the president."

Her spokesman later said she would stay until a new secretary of state is confirmed, a common practice for outgoing Cabinet members.

But the prospect of who will fill her shoes has become a more complicated question in recent days.

Speculation has centered on Susan Rice, who currently serves as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, as the most likely candidate to be nominated by Obama. But her explanation of the administration's response to the Benghazi attack has come under intense criticism by Senate Republicans who would ultimately vote on any nominee.

"Let's see what happens here, but we will do what ever is necessary to block the nomination that's within our power as far as Susan Rice is concerned," Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said at a press conference last week. Just this week, 97 House Republicans sent a letter to the president declaring their opposition as well.

It is still a guessing game as to precisely when Clinton will announce her resignation. She is thought to want to remain on the job at least until a congressionally ordered investigation of the Benghazi incident is completed.

Regardless of what happens, she has made it clear that her time as America's top diplomat is coming to a close, and with it, a long career on the national stage who's every movement seemed to garner scrutiny across a range of issues.

In an interview during a trip to India with CNN's Jill Dougherty earlier this year, Clinton seemed to be looking to her coming retirement when she was asked about how her appearances were being discussed in the blogosphere.

"I feel so relieved to be at the stage I'm at in my life right now, Jill, because if I want to wear my glasses, I'm wearing my glasses. If I want to pull my hair back, I'm pulling my hair back. And at some point it's just not something that deserves a whole lot of time and attention, and if others want to worry about it, I'll let them do the worrying for a change."

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  1. FreddyKrooger

    Im not a liberal nor a Clinton fan(Bill or Hillary) but I will admit that Hillary has done a decent job as secratary of state,
    Could she have done better at times?-Of course she could have,but nevertheless she understands diplomacy quite well and lets give her the credit she deserves.

    November 21, 2012 at 6:12 am | Reply
  2. demovsemperor

    As far as I'm concerned Hillary resigned the day she threw herself under the bus to save Obama's lying b$tt.

    November 21, 2012 at 6:02 am | Reply
    • Thatguy371

      Only ones concerned with what you're concerned with are the ultra righties who aren't on the side of this nation anyway. So keep it up with your delusional Limbarf rants. Means nothing in reality.

      November 21, 2012 at 6:28 am | Reply
  3. Paul

    You should have been the President ! Will miss you on the world stage Hillary ! Love you

    November 21, 2012 at 5:32 am | Reply
  4. worldcares

    She hath done all she could- my great grandmother's epitaph.

    November 21, 2012 at 5:15 am | Reply
  5. Jo

    "[A] long career on the national stage who's every movement seemed to garner scrutiny...". Whose.

    "[N]ot to mention an unending series of crisis elsewhere...". Crises.

    November 21, 2012 at 5:09 am | Reply
  6. pnpt

    with the fiscal cliff a major problem for a already near failing america there is growing talk of obama being impeached for going back on vacation a week after he was re elected!

    November 21, 2012 at 4:47 am | Reply
    • Thatguy371

      Sure, why not. Growing talk... on the rightie radio stations. Nowhere else, unless you include your little repub clique of delusional anti-Americans.

      November 21, 2012 at 6:29 am | Reply
    • cindy lou who

      impeached.....my dear oblammy will surely get a third term when you look at the idiots who elected him.....dumb....dark....poor.....immoral.

      November 21, 2012 at 6:33 am | Reply
  7. eville11

    For a second I thought that was Gen Patraeus 's wife standing next to her....

    November 21, 2012 at 4:45 am | Reply
  8. OldMo

    Old Hillary was "too busy" to testify about Benghazi but she sure cleared her schedule tout suite when she wanted to stick her snout in this. Overthrowing regimes and inserting the Muslim Brotherhood appears to be in the plans but Israel fighting back effectively, not so much. I've got bad news for Hill and all the others who are enemies of Israel. . .you're going to lose.

    November 21, 2012 at 4:14 am | Reply
  9. bas1

    Nobody most especially the dom Americans like John McCain dear open their mouth at someone like Hillary who is doing a job well done. McCain should hold his piece and go back to his hole. He is still feeling the pains of never nad never will he smell the position of a President. More insult into the injuries another GOP losing to the same Obama that defeated him.
    America is moving forward at every level. The people have spoken and the Republicans should continue licking their wounds. Isreal should stop depending on USA. Of what economical importance is Isreal to the USA, rather trouble maker. They kept pulling America into hates and dislikes in the Middle East. Hillary and Obama are still cleaning up the mess left behind by the last goverment. Some sense of appreciation will do.

    November 21, 2012 at 3:48 am | Reply
    • eville11

      IF and even Israel didn't exist on the earth the ME would hate the USA with the passion it has shown in the last three decades. When you understand that, you can blame nobody about terrorists and messes except the ME. The support of Israel is just a lame superficial excuse they use to hate the infidels, much like the video and cartoons and whatever else they riot and scream about for hate crutches to cover their teachings of kill the non Islams.

      November 21, 2012 at 4:38 am | Reply
    • demovsemperor

      Too bad you weren't sitting in a cage in North Vietnam with McCain, in fact, too bad you are not still sitting in that cage you pos.

      November 21, 2012 at 6:04 am | Reply
    • Donna

      I have a problem paying attention to anyone who cannot spell let alone someone so far to the left are nation is in more trouble because of it.

      November 21, 2012 at 6:39 am | Reply
      • Jasoner

        Yes, unfortunately the uneducated, lazy and misguided have the right to vote.

        November 21, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
  10. zlop

    To distract from her masters, those who ordered the Benghazi arms dealing, CIA torture and stand down
    A mid level operative is thrown to the Wolves.

    November 21, 2012 at 2:21 am | Reply
  11. the47%

    Hillary Clinton 2016!!!

    November 21, 2012 at 12:44 am | Reply
    • zlop

      Druid LBGT Witch will eliminate those opposing the Bankers.
      "We came, we saw, he died – YouTube"
      Go Hilary Go !

      November 21, 2012 at 2:13 am | Reply
    • Doug

      I voted for Hillary as President in 08 and I would vote for her again.. She is really an amazing woman who is smart, hip and knows how this world works.. Go Hillary, but rest up, you need at least the next four years to yourself, you deserve it !

      November 21, 2012 at 3:45 am | Reply
      • Jasoner

        Why do lib’s consider “hip” as a qualification to be president?

        November 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
    • Thatguy371

      Just like Obama and Bill, she would indeed make an excellent president.

      November 21, 2012 at 6:31 am | Reply
  12. REDFIREBALL

    CNN has Hillary Clinton on a pedestal - CNN is left nut wiccan that exists to tickle the ears of other left nut wiccans - then she ignites the tension between Israel and Arabs again with her threats to Egypt about money and "we favor Israel over Arabs" rhetoric - she sounded like the mean, rejecting Sarah who had Ishmael bannished off into the desert. Duh? CNN does not have the guts to admit that they feel the same way - all those impovished "declining western wiccans" might leave CNN for MSNBC - ratings drop down into hell right?

    November 21, 2012 at 12:23 am | Reply
    • Larry L

      I went back and read all of your postings to best profile the writer. It seems that any topic dealing with religion, even very obtusely, brings the angry, shallow, childish, Fox-News-brainwashed-political-roaches out of the woodwork.

      If your goal was to drive serious people away from the article by making the dialogue so boorish and without purpose you have succeeded. I'll bet it also worked back when you were trying to get a date to the prom.

      November 21, 2012 at 12:37 am | Reply
      • GrumpyOldLady

        Thank you. Well researched. Well said.

        November 21, 2012 at 2:58 am |
      • Thatguy371

        Excellent observation!

        November 21, 2012 at 6:32 am |
    • demovsemperor

      Sorry man, I can't stand Obama, but I supported Hillary and I'm married to a Wicca and she is a very good person.

      November 21, 2012 at 6:09 am | Reply
  13. chazzz

    ...Suppose They Gave a War ...and no one showed up?

    November 21, 2012 at 12:06 am | Reply
  14. lizzytalorburton

    Hillary Clinton, the worst Secy of State, accomplished nothing, set the Middle East on fire and hurt Israel more than anyone can imagine, Hooray for Barack Obama's and Hillary Clinton's Arab Spring and don't forget the murders of four Americans in Bengaze. Here's hoping Hillary Clinton retires –go stuff your face some more Hillary and leave America alone, you caused a lot of damage.

    November 21, 2012 at 12:04 am | Reply
    • kotchi

      When you learn how to spell come back...

      November 21, 2012 at 2:36 am | Reply
    • Thatguy371

      Are you always this delusional?

      November 21, 2012 at 6:33 am | Reply
  15. US_DOJ_Gov

    How does any U.S. Secretary of State overcome "jet-lag?"

    They're constantly shuffling between different time-zones.

    Sleep is said to cure jet-lag, but Secretary of State's rarely have time to sleep.

    November 20, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Reply
  16. REDFIREBALL

    GOOD NEWS FOR IMPOVISHED DEMOCRATS: You can add another $120 billion to the deficit during the first month (October) of Fiscal Year 2013. That is only about 22% more compared to October 2012. Brighter days await after the end of November?

    November 20, 2012 at 11:51 pm | Reply
    • Mike Bronx NY

      Yeah too bad we didnt find a surplus to spend it all on wars and shady contracts like your guy did, at least we have a number of programs that help the middle class and a number of industries in the country (housing, auto etc) One of those programs (contraception) I have right here a bag of condoms from the so-called bag of gifts to minorities, gonna use a couple of them tonite, while you old white dudes yell at the TV in your underwear and asking your lady to bring your dental so you can scream louder (change is here dude, either be part of it or get heck out of the way)

      November 21, 2012 at 12:00 am | Reply
      • REDFIREBALL

        You have no clue who I am - but you sound like common trailer trash

        November 21, 2012 at 12:25 am |
      • mcfarlas47

        You are classic! You truly are one of the 47% that Romney talked about! In it for the goodies and to hell with the children of the future who will be paying for your damned condoms. How selfish can a person get. And please don't toss out that "help the middle class" pablum that the Pres. talked about during his campaign. I live on $3000/mo., pay over $100 in gas, and food prices have soared. There's now a note in my dr's office saying they will no longer accept new medicare patients. Since you use food stamps, using up all your unemployment so you don't have to work and have an Obama phone plus free condoms your life is ok. Somebody out there is working his/her ass off so you can have these things for free. We are $16T in debt andd you have no clue what is going to happen when it all comes tumbling down. Living in the moment, are we?

        November 21, 2012 at 1:31 am |
    • Thatguy371

      We dems are doing fine, our guy won, your delusional ultra rightie rants have been proven as such, and WE are continuing to move forward with this nation. Time you got on board... or left. Choose one!

      November 21, 2012 at 6:35 am | Reply
  17. Mike Bronx NY

    shhhhh fellow libs, let them cry themselves to sleep. Their knowledge of foreign policy is as deep as their knowledge of the female body. Let them to continue living in Willoughby (Twilight Zone), that will allow us to keep the White House for the rest of this century.

    November 20, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Reply
    • REDFIREBALL

      Sounds like something David Axelrod secretly whispered in Candy Crowley's ear

      November 20, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Reply
    • mcfarlas47

      We are very much awake. See, we have to get up and go to work to pay for all the goodies Obama promised during his campaign. You guys may not be asleep, but you are surely walking around with blinders on. The $16T debt is nonsustainable and when this gov't ponzi scheme goes down it's not going to be pretty at all. Not at all. Our eyes are wide open, my friend.

      November 21, 2012 at 1:41 am | Reply
      • Thatguy371

        Blah blah blah more delusional rightie crap. Try REALITY, and give up that Limbarf b.s. It's really embarrassing to live in the same nation as you righties who can't seem to deal with reality.

        November 21, 2012 at 6:37 am |
  18. lizzytalorburton

    Hillary Clinton - she loves the enemy, the Muslim Brotherhood - her and Obama must be so happy about the Arab Spring and the death and destruction it is bringing with it. She finally got off the phone because of the criticism and goes to Israel, for what? The damage is done already to Israel by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama? Two-faced democrats, who you kidding about Israel? Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, you have caused so much trouble in the Middle East for Israel you should be ashamed. Oh, I forgot, Obama has no shame! Are Obama's Chicago thugs going to help you get elected in 2016 like they did Obama?

    November 20, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Reply
    • American

      Go to hell , Puppet of the jewish lobby!

      November 20, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Reply
    • Thatguy371

      Really are a true wack job aren't you?

      November 21, 2012 at 6:43 am | Reply
  19. REDFIREBALL

    CNN TIMELINE (JULY 2012 - PRESENT):

    – CNN works fervently to assure successful Obama re-election - Candy Crowley seeks weekly advice from David Axelrod on Sunday mornings - Mitt Romney demonized as evil distorted extreme rightist "flip-flop"

    – Israel and Arab League await election - 11/07/12: Obama is successfully re-elected as planned

    – Hillary and Obama at Far East as Israel and Hamas attack each other

    – Israel and Arab League on verge of working out truce

    – Hillary Clinton flies to Mideast and spreads divisive "declining western wiccan" poison to Isreali and key Arab nation leaders

    – Hillary threatens Egypt with turning off the American money faucet -Israel and Hamas resume bombing each other - on verge of ground war

    November 20, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Reply
  20. REDFIREBALL

    Based on all the Liberal comments on this stream, it appears that anger with the Bush men far outweigh undeserved idolization of Obama. Yes, Bill Clinton was a good President despite his moral flaws. Our nation had many "great" Presidents before Clinton - both Republican and Democrat. Obama is sure to be excluded from that number. Romney would not have been "another Bush" anymore than Bush was Reagan. There are good and bad American Chief Executives from both parties. Obama is a bad one, and will no doubt prove to be even worse. Take it from a Republican who is open minded enough to recognize a "good" Democrat when he sees one.

    November 20, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Reply
  21. REDFIREBALL

    Abraham and Sarah were very old and childless. Jehovah God blessed them with two sons. Abraham loved both his sons - Isaac (Jews) and Ishmael (Arabs) - equally. Sarah resented Ishmael because he was of their slave girl Haggar. Sarah pressured Abraham into casting them off. Jehovah took care of them and Ishmael flurished. Israel and Arabs need to feel the shared ancient blood for "long-term" peace - but then the "Blood of Abraham" will unite to reject the "evil and exploitative Westerners." Be careful what you wish for - right?

    November 20, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Reply
  22. Jesus Christ

    When is the rest of the world going to rightfully ignore this piece of parasitic-Israel-infested-crap that the United States has become at the hands of individuals who don't respect our democracy, and just start deploying UN security forces in the Gaza strip.

    The world sat by while Israel did the same thing in Lebanon not too long ago. Just sat by and watched the carnage. And when I say the world, I'm not talking about the free world's democracies - but the morally degraded take-over of those by minority representation while still using our taxpayer dollars to involuntarily feed this parasite state of Israel.

    Give us our democracy back - you miserable pieces of garbage running our governments into massive debt while refusing to do the right and moral thing. Send UN troops into the Gaza Strip NOW. You God-hating heathens.

    November 20, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Reply
  23. xirume

    HILLARY 2016 !!!!!!!

    November 20, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Reply
    • Thatguy371

      Indeed!

      November 21, 2012 at 6:44 am | Reply
  24. REDFIREBALL

    If Biblical prophecy is to be believed, the world will be divided into two major power blocks - such as described by the prophet Daniel (King of the North versus King of the South) before total world-wide economic collapse. One would have imagined the East to collapse before the West decades ago, but now it is begining to appear thet opposite will be true.

    November 20, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Reply
    • EFD40

      And now, back to our regularly scheduled de-programming.

      November 20, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Reply
    • Randy Marsh

      Seriously, you need to get a new hobby or life.

      November 20, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Reply
  25. TPF

    She really needs to answer for her cover up of the Libya terrorist attack. Not a farewell tour!

    November 20, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Reply
    • Mike Bronx NY

      Really dude? are we still on that ? I thought after hearing the intelligence committee saying they did all the changes in the talking points, after learning that the White House asked for extra money for extra security for all the missions, after multiple hearings on the subject I thought that as obtuse as you guys are, you might at least came to the understanding that unlike the over a million people Bush and his gang killed with their lies about Iraq, here, nothing happened other than a tragic attack on our diplomats, nothing more, nothing less, same as the dozens attacks we had during the Bush administration.

      November 20, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Reply
      • REDFIREBALL

        The "Declining Western Wiccan" populace of "Declining Western Wiccan" America successfully retained its "Declining Western Wiccan" leaders - don't worry, be happy (wink)

        November 20, 2012 at 11:37 pm |
    • Thatguy371

      Yeah too bad the repubs denied the extra funds needed to protect the embassies. But of course you forget that FACT, don't you little one?

      November 21, 2012 at 6:46 am | Reply
      • Jasoner

        Wrong – Charlene Lamb denied the Benghazi security and said that money was not the reason at the first Benghazi hearing.

        November 21, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
  26. REDFIREBALL

    Feinstein is another amusing example of Western weakness - she has no clue what the East is planning

    November 20, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Reply
    • Thatguy371

      She has alot bigger clue than you. Looking at your wacked comments all over this blog, YOU are obviously and sadly clueless.

      November 21, 2012 at 6:47 am | Reply
  27. REDFIREBALL

    American passivity was a big "wake up call" to the East - the east will take care of its self - survival of the fittest - then unite against the West.

    November 20, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Reply
  28. REDFIREBALL

    The West has no influence on the east - to believe otherwise is just holding on to glory days of WASP empires past. Whites are becoming wiccan -non-christian, both in America and Europe. The East sees a West in economic decline - no money will lead to losing everything else. the East wants to control the West - and is growing stronger with time - encouraging exploitation of liberal Western immigration policies - the East continuing to grow strong as its weaker leaves for the West.

    November 20, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Reply
  29. wolfpackbob

    Hillary will have another detour when she testifies before Congress for withholding requested security and reducing security for the four murdered Americans in Benghazi.

    November 20, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Reply
    • Thatguy371

      WRONG! The repubs denied the request for extra funds for embassy security. Say, do you repubs EVER get your facts straight?????

      November 21, 2012 at 6:49 am | Reply
      • mcfarlas47

        My oh my. Don't you ever bother to read? Even your friendly papers CNN and NBC reported that the requests for funding cuts had absolutely nothing to do with security cuts to embassies. Other issues? Somebody is going to pay for those 4 dead men who sent out the 911 call for help and the calvary never came. As sad as it is, it's not the same as in times of war like Iraq. Casualties happen. But even in Iraq, had 4 soldiers radioed for help it would have arrived. Leave no man behind. For those boys in Iraq help could have come, but somebody called it off. Who, and why?

        November 21, 2012 at 10:11 am |
      • Jasoner

        Wrong – As I replied earlier, Charlene Lamb denied the Benghazi security and said that money was not an issue at the first Benghazi hearing. Guess what lazy libs – you can watch the hearing and see for yourself and not listen to your biased media. FACT

        November 21, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
    • mcfarlas47

      Well said.

      November 21, 2012 at 10:15 am | Reply
  30. REDFIREBALL

    Susan Rice may be a non-issue - the United States is part of the declining West - weakened non-religious wiccan people scrambling to decide on their weak non-religious wiccan leaders. All Western people act weak to the East - no matter

    November 20, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Reply
    • mcfarlas47

      Redfireball, leave out the word "wiccan" and somebody might take you a little more seriously. Even the ultra right kooks are turning away from you. It makes you sound weird.

      November 21, 2012 at 10:14 am | Reply
  31. mike

    Sen. John McCain seems to have become a bitter old man – I'm glad he didn't become president.

    November 20, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Reply
    • REDFIREBALL

      "Angry Old White Men" are witnessing the rapid decline of Western World. They know the difference between a strong robust powerful America and the weak piece of crap we live in today. Europe no different. The East is growing more powerful each day. The Old White Man sees it, and feels angry because he is powerless to stop it.

      November 20, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Reply
      • Thatguy371

        Take the pills. You must remember to keep taking the pills.

        November 21, 2012 at 6:50 am |
    • Paul

      Indeed – quite a repulsive creature – guess the GOP could have won the white house if it weren't for him and Palin

      November 21, 2012 at 5:39 am | Reply
  32. REDFIREBALL

    Obama went to the East, thinking he could convince them to treat the United States as part of the East (and not so much the declining West). Nice try -they laugh at him.

    November 20, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Reply
    • Thatguy371

      You should consider discontinuing your blanket worship of Limbarf, Hannity, Coulter, Beck etc, and all the b.s. they spew daily. Become a true American... not the pseudo patriot you claim to be.

      November 21, 2012 at 6:51 am | Reply
  33. REDFIREBALL

    Western immigration policy absorbs the Eastern weak. The Eastern become stronger as the Western further weakens.

    November 20, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Reply
  34. big b

    Good riddance to the SEA HAG!!

    November 20, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Reply
    • ckarke

      big b – did you just become a jerk or were you born a jerk? just wondering!

      November 20, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Reply
      • Blaine

        I say good riddance also. She accomplished nothing in the four years she was Sec of State. She was thought of as weak and so was the President in foreign affairs. Do you really think all of this would be going on with Israel would be happening had there been a different outcome to the election? They know Obama and his administration will do nothing. They were not sure about Romney which is why they waited till after our elections to start anything.

        November 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm |
    • Thatguy371

      You and Blaine need to get a life. Accomplished nothing? HA! Weak on diplomacy? Yeah right. Obama/Hilary diplomacy is a helluva lot better than Bush's aggressive cowboy excuse for it.

      November 21, 2012 at 6:54 am | Reply
  35. REDFIREBALL

    Egypt, Israel and all other mideast countries view Obama as a feminine weak jerk, and hillary as a fat white wiccan pig. Egypt appease her for the money (right now) - then they all laugh at obama and her behind their backs -Iran president told piers morgan about arab philosophy - blood is thicker than water - they know they all come Abraham.

    November 20, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Reply
    • ckarke

      Gee, are you and big b related?

      November 20, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Reply
  36. REDFIREBALL

    Jews and Arabs may find unity and peace through common hatred for the West

    November 20, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Reply
  37. REDFIREBALL

    All of "Abraham's Seed" will reject the "Declining Western Wiccans"

    November 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Reply
    • jamesdusch

      Now i have decided, thanks to you, i dislike quaran thumpers more than bible thumpers.

      November 20, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Reply
  38. BigGuyWithABigPlane

    Hillary is AMAZING!!! She is SINGLE handily trying to save the world from those wretched muslim-plaestine killers.GOD(Jesus) BLESS HER!!!!!!!!!

    November 20, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Reply
    • REDFIREBALL

      Hillary is a Wiccan - the people who support her are Wiccans - Jehovah and Jesus are leaving the United States

      November 20, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Reply
    • ckarke

      she is one smart cookie!

      November 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Reply
  39. REDFIREBALL

    Barack Obama is a weak fem-dem - a pretty boy with sparkling eyes and soft looking lips - an American joke to foreign leaders in the mideast, both Jewish and Arab. Shame duck Hillary looks like a fat has-been American pig - a non-religious wiccan. Our country appears weak and in rapid decline to the eastern foreign nations now.

    November 20, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Reply
    • fiskenmann

      At last you are coming out the closet. You lust for Obama don't you?

      November 21, 2012 at 2:38 am | Reply
    • Paul

      Oh no – BO is hideous ! Read a few times on the blogs and also as mentioned by Michael Bloomberg that BO ( BODY ODOUR ) is an extremely arrogant person – really does not come across as such but probably does love himself to death !

      November 21, 2012 at 5:44 am | Reply
      • Thatguy371

        Wow, you truly are a sad delusional wreck of a person. Must be sad to have no friends, no life, no clue, no future... and yet blame it on everyone but yourself.

        November 21, 2012 at 6:56 am |
  40. REDFIREBALL

    No one in the Mideast believes the US really cares about them - including Israel and Egypt. Hillary just dropped in for photo ops and everyone knows it. They laugh at her. She is a fat Wiccan American joke. Egypt will soon decide to tell America to keep the money and get our butts out of the area. The Jews and Arabs will settle their own differences then perhaps join forces to attack our rapidly declining Western world. –the European and American economy will not get any better - only worse, as the eastern counties grow bigger and better in military strength and economy. The West will become enslaved to the East. think about it.

    November 20, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Reply
  41. REDFIREBALL

    CNN MANGEMENT: The United Sates/rest of Western World is losing influence in the Middle East. While the Jews and Arabs have fought each other for decades, two things are becoming more clear to both of them: (1) They are all seeds of Abraham (Jews-Isaac, Arabs-Ishmael) and Jehovah God took care of both centuries ago. (2) The West has exploited the East for Oil/other sources of profit, and in the name of Christianity. However, what is rapidly becoming recognized is that the West is losing the Christian ground to transformation of becoming more wiccan. Western leaders and the people who elect them are leaning wiccan (or non-religious, anti-Christian). The East still holds belief in a Supreme Being -their Universal Creator. This may be the glue to bind Eastern nations and reject the declining West. This may not happen tomorrow or the next day, but it will happen. The East will swallow the West - and a growing number of people believe that it could not happen soon enough.

    November 20, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Reply
  42. Joel

    I'm sure Hillary will not be any older than McCain when he ran in 2008. And California79, it would 8 years of Mrs. Clinton's White House AFTER Obama serves his second 4 year term–that gives the Rebulicans a 12 year window to to get their act together again. That really means a new generation of Republicans will take over the reins of the GOP.

    November 20, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Reply
    • big b

      Anarchy will reign by then.

      November 20, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Reply
  43. mary

    good lord her hair!

    November 20, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Reply
    • From NYC - JUST SAYING

      I know! But that's what I love about her. She's like, "WHATEVER" and gets on with the job. What do you suppose that maniac RedFireBull, or RedBull, or FiredRedneck or whatever his name is, has for a hair cut. Probably worse than Hillary on her worst day.

      November 20, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Reply
  44. jo

    When Bush took over debt was $5.1T and his presidency added $3T on tax cuts, $300B prescription drugs, $200B financial crisis stimulus, $1.7T domestic defence, $1.4T Afghan.Iraq wars, $400B Bush policies, $800B Finance stimulus & recovery act. This presidency added $2.5 T to our debt. Please get to the facts. There is no point in fighting ourselves. Tell us the ideas to our politicians.

    November 20, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Reply
    • Jeff S

      Ugh. Give it a rest.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Reply
  45. vor

    It's obvious that everybody want Israel and more so the US to just bomb the krud out of Gaza, Iran, West Bank etc. Let me ask YOU do you truly know the whole story? I've read President Carters book and many others.. Trying looking an entire segment of your population up in two ghetos, take away all but near living conditions, destroy their schools, call any time of government they elect to be terrorists, btw owning the US Media is also helpful. Take away their crop lands, drive tanks into their streets, fly F15 overhead all day... do you think they might act up? Do you think they want a better life for their children? Israel give the Pals no option for a better life...Israel says it wants peace and then tortures the pal using the exact same type of warfare the Nazi's did to their forefathers. Somehow the US ends up paying for this, why is anybody's question. Israel does NOT want peace it wants the land and the native dead. Every few years they go in and kill a few thousand and of course blame it on the other side who have few weapons often throwing rocks at tanks. We in the US think this is ok because it's Israel... if it were any other country we would be calling it war crimes. Truly tragic...

    They have become terrorists for a reason. Without a strong military force they're reduced to terrorism as their only means of resisting occupation. How did the French, Poles, Hungarians, and Dutch resist the occupation of Hitler? If the U.S. was a militarily weak nation and a group of powerful nations decided to return America to the Native American tribes would we resort to terrorism to defeat the attempt?

    November 20, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Reply
  46. independent

    Madam Sec. after Gaza, take on Goma.

    November 20, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Reply
  47. independent

    I would like the SecState to consider a stop in Kampala or Kigali to discuss the current heat up in the crisis in Eastern Congo. If Uganda and Rwanda are still close allies to the US, she could use that influence to get them to bring M23 to the table. The Rape Capital of the World (used as a tool of war and repression) is getting worse. Madam. Sec. they need your help.

    November 20, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Reply
    • Paul

      Wouldn't think DRC is of the slightest interest – let them all kill each other

      November 21, 2012 at 5:36 am | Reply
  48. Bea

    I will always think that Hillary should have been the Democratic nominee in 2008. Experience does matter in life and Hillary had not only served 8 years in the WH, but was on her second term as senator. Obama had barely been a senator for 2 years. It should have been Hillary in 2008 and Obama in 2016.

    I only hope that she has another run in her. Hillary 2016!!!

    November 20, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Reply
    • micron

      Well your probably right it would have been nice to have for a change a woman such as Hillary I agree. But I also believe that It was also time for a black man to be the first president as well don't you think. But in reference to what you wrote it seems to me that you still don't believe that he has qualified as commander in chief. Guess what, he got reelected!, why you may ask, have you thought about that. And don't get me wrong Hillary would also be great as president.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Reply
    • kpdog

      Wait! I thought the deal was you wouldn't make us suffer through any more Clinton time and we promised to keep the rest of the Bushes on the bench! There has to be more to pick from that those two families. We all deserve way better.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Reply
    • RLTJ's

      As destiny has it, Americans did not make her their president.

      If she became President, I think the whole Middle East down to Asia and up to Europe would now be all smoldering fire and smoke.

      November 20, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Reply
    • Jen

      I think there would have been even better qualified people than Mrs Clinton. It's just a shame that the talent pool is limited in the U.S. by how the family members of candidates are treated.

      November 21, 2012 at 5:16 am | Reply
  49. ug

    Get rid of the slob.

    November 20, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Reply
  50. Mike

    Would someone please tell John McCain to go away? He's lashing out at anything and anybody. Susan Rice does not deserve his scorn, nor does she deserve to be called "incompetent" by a bunch of GOP congressmen with less intelligence than her..

    November 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Reply
    • ug

      She deserves it and more...she is incompetent as heII!

      November 20, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Reply
      • Old Sailor

        And your qualifications for passing this judgement are . . . ?

        November 20, 2012 at 5:45 pm |
      • mcfarlas47

        Old sailor. It's about her lack of qualifications
        Rice was a no-show for the first 2 emergency mtgs. She was silent when Iran was elected to the UN womens' committee. She was silent when Libya was elected to the human right's council. She was a no show for the Iran crisis mtg., and a no show for the pre-meeting re: the vote to recognize Palestinian statehood. For issues on Rwanda, N. Korea, the Sudan, Israel, and Egypt she was either a no show or failed to give any resolution. She presented one 1 resolution on Iran and that was 30 month's ago. Bushe's team presented 5. She is not competent, treats her job with apathy, and does not deserve to be Sec. of State.

        November 21, 2012 at 3:06 am |
  51. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    2016 we will again hear the song "Here I am Baby, signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours, only this time it will be President Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    November 20, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Reply
    • Brad

      The best sec of state in our history! Probably should have been the President.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Reply
    • ug

      Don't count on it.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Reply
  52. Sly

    Best Secretary of State since the Roosevedt days.

    These are good times for America. President Obama can hand over the White House in 2016, and we know we'll have another wise President.

    November 20, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Reply
    • ug

      She is an arrogant slob.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Reply
      • kilowatt23

        And you are an idiot.

        November 20, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
      • maria

        you make empty noise...stop!!

        November 20, 2012 at 6:53 pm |
    • OMG

      What !?!?!?, Did I read that right or did I just have a stroke. Her husband may have been a good president, she could never be.

      November 20, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Reply
    • demovsemperor

      First we need a WISE president because Obama is no more than a newspaper boy delivering what he is told to deliver.

      November 21, 2012 at 6:42 am | Reply
  53. Disgusted

    Can't she just leave without a farewell tour??? Of course, it will only be "Later,dude" because she will run in 2016, against Obama, whom Clinton has sold his soul to. Think Obama won't run for a 3rd term? The Messiah has come, in the eyes of the media. The Messiah can do whatever he wants, and whatever the media pays him to do.

    November 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Reply
    • Sensible

      Your crazy. Obama will serve a 2nd term and then a new president will be sworn in. Take off your tin foil hat.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Reply
      • Anne

        I hope you are right. But do you wonder why do they keep alive the Chicago campaign machine? Read below:

        As for what's next, Messina said "I think my future is probably outside the White House, helping him in becoming part of what ever happens to our social movement to help advocate for his (Obama's) agenda."

        Any idea what is his 'agenda'? Just asking.

        November 20, 2012 at 8:17 pm |
      • demovsemperor

        And there will be a lot of THANK GOODNESS THIS BOY IS GONE!! being said all over this country and most of the world also.

        November 21, 2012 at 6:43 am |
    • Mike

      You sound like a "victim".

      November 20, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Reply
      • ug

        Look who's talking.

        November 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
  54. Chuk

    Hillary, please use the next 2 years to set up your campain aparatus (maybe even 'borrow' Obama's) and prep for 2016. America will need a talent like yours. America owes you anyway. 2016 please!

    November 20, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Reply
    • volsocal

      Should be enough time to complete a course in how not to squawk. Got to hand it to you liberals, you can get anyone elected.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Reply
      • Josh B

        Oh well sure if you provide a platform that makes sense and is not insane, its easy to get anyone elected.

        November 20, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
      • WayneMer

        That's because we are the majority.

        November 20, 2012 at 5:09 pm |
  55. REDFIREBALL

    At least CNN is showing it's true self now - very good (wink)

    November 20, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Reply
  56. Margaret

    4 more years at the pace she is going and she would be dead. Probably the hardest working person in our government. And personally the blame for Benghazi should be placed squarely on the shoulders of the terrorists that committed the acts of violence.

    November 20, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Reply
    • volsocal

      Staying busy and getting things done are not always the same. I agree with your comment on Benghazi, except that her own State department wouldn't blame the moslems. They blamed a stupid video that came out back in June. That's either anti-American or incompetent. Take your pick. Either way, a lousy example of statesmanship.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Reply
  57. Realist

    Hillary 2016. PLEASE.

    November 20, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Reply
    • volsocal

      America can't stand her squawky voice. Your side should convert Colin Powell.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Reply
      • R.U. Kidding

        You're speaking for ALL of America? Wow, that's so cool!

        November 20, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
    • ug

      She should go drown herself...enough Clintons already...

      November 20, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Reply
      • kilowatt23

        Maybe we should put another Bush in the WH again....how well has that worked?

        November 20, 2012 at 5:29 pm |
  58. REDFIREBALL

    CNN does not dare consider the relationship between Obama, Susan Rice, Eric Holder and Deval Patrick - real "dirty bedtime story" huh? (wink)

    November 20, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Reply
  59. REDFIREBALL

    CNN and MSNBC went to bed with Obama - now sleep tight

    November 20, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Reply
  60. REDFIREBALL

    The Arab League brokered a truce - despite the fact that Israel started it by bombing the Hamas Military Chief - not Obama or Shame Duck Clinton. If the media does not keep Obama and Clinton in shame, the Arab League may no longer smile.

    November 20, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Reply
    • kilowatt23

      You are truly pathetic....enjoy the next for years.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Reply
    • ug

      The Jews defended themselves after the ragheads started this whole thing...

      November 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Reply
    • micron

      Let me share a little of intelligence sir, when there's "peace" in both regions what do you think is really happening in Gaza now that HAMAS is in charge?, you really want to know. Well here it is Iran is supporting HAMAS a group that does not recognize Israel who is a terrorist group. That's fighting a gorilla warfare who hides within it's own innocent people and that are right now paying the ultimate price !. It really breaks my heart to see these images of children on both sides killed, Hamas is never going to recognize Israel because there a terrorist group and because they have the support of Iran and who knows what other country.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Reply
  61. REDFIREBALL

    The Media pretended to bash Obama and clinton for their Far East trip while tension mounted between Israel and Hamas. This was well-noted by all Arab League Leaders. All eyes on CNN and MSNBC now. Does Shame Duck Clinton receive Media applaud or disgrace? What happens in the Mideast willdepend on whet is shown.

    November 20, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Reply
  62. volsocal

    Like someone asked an hour ago, can anyone name one single accomplishment by Ms. Clinton in the last 4 years?

    (And I'm not counting the fact that the press has stopped invoking her middle name all the time)

    November 20, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Reply
    • David

      Yes, EVERY her steps are HISTORIC! and his as well!

      November 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Reply
      • ug

        New lib word...stupid more like it.

        November 20, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
    • kilowatt23

      Why...you wouldn't believe it anyway.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Reply
    • DCBuck

      I have some "accomplishments":

      – Iran on the verge of nuclearization
      – Syria in rubble
      – Benghazi

      Yes, quite a record of "accomplishment," indeed.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Reply
  63. Anne

    I was with all my heart for Hillary in 2008 and I never accepted she 'lost' the nomination to Mr. Obama. I still believe she would have done a much better job to avoid the deep hole in which this country was brought for the past 4 years. Overall, I think she kept an independent position while working for the 'boss' which is a good point. However, after Benghazi, I am starting to have doubts. I also didn't like Bill's involvement in Obama's re-election because I question his motives.

    November 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Reply
    • Clinton

      Anne I disagree with you, i think it may have been for the best that she didn't win that nomination. Nobody could have stemmed the tide of the economic recession... Bush had the country in such a deep hole when Obama took office, 800k jobs lost per month... that's astounding to think about... The economic rebound would take years no matter who was in office.... She will benefit from a stronger economy when she is elected in 2016 and probably will have an easier time working with Repubs who will be coming off another Presidential loss.

      November 20, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Reply
      • ladyfon

        Which of Bush's policies caused the economic downturn? He only added 4 trillion to the debt over a period of 8 years of which terrorist attacked us on 9/11 (Al Queda was after us long before he took office) , the housing market crash (what policy of Bush caused this? None), gas prices soared because (wall street speculators of which Bush was not one.) Democrats controlled the House and the Senate the last years of Bush's presidency, what bills did they try to push to help with the economy?

        November 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
    • zandhcats

      Obama enforced some great policies which have bough us a better future in long term, I doubt she would have done it. On the other hand,I also believe she would have a stronger fist to challenge the GOPs than Obama.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Reply
    • demovsemperor

      You and I are in the same boat, I supported Clinton, then had to pinch my nose and cover my mouth so I didn't vomit when I voted for Obama. Anyone who has lived in Cook County and been involved in politics is a crook period. And I am not sure why Clinton sullied himself by being involved in Obama's re-election. In fact, if not for Bill, Obama would be on his way back to that cesspool known as Chicago.

      November 21, 2012 at 6:50 am | Reply
  64. jadefalcon

    Yeah well maybe she'll taken hostage and we won't ever have to be bothered with her again.

    November 20, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Reply
    • Clinton

      and maybe you'll get a job and a life and stop blaming your failures on Political figures.... Maybe?

      November 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Reply
      • ladyfon

        I have a job and a life, can I say they are failures?

        November 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
      • jadefalcon

        Just like baby diapers, political figures should be changed often and for the same reason.

        December 9, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
      • jadefalcon

        Clinton, may you have Arkansas shoved up your arrogant pompous ass and without any lube, it wasn't my choice to be in Arkansas, I am here because there simply are no options for moving away from it.
        Non Compensated Vietnam Veteran, courtesy of the haters and the God Damned Arkansas Dixie mafia.

        December 9, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
  65. Clinton

    And So Hillary takes some time off before she preps for the 2016 campaign. I'm actually excited to have her as President now. Wasn't fond of her when she was running, but i think she now is worldly enough experienced enough and has been through the ringer enough that she can be a good President. She's probably the most qualified Dem out there as well. The Clinton's are almost like Royalty in America as Bill held office the last time America felt good about itself. Then Bush came in and.... "fixed" everything.

    November 20, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
    • volsocal

      Might want to go change your underwear.

      November 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Reply
    • MMA1966

      Clinton 100 percent the truth. Very well said!!!

      November 20, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Reply
      • ug

        She is more like a stool sample.

        November 20, 2012 at 5:21 pm |
  66. DCBuck

    GOOD RIDDANCE to a stunningly incompetent nitwit. She's cobbled quite a fantastic career out of living off the reflected glory of the man she married, in being a useless back bencher, and in being arguably the worst Secretary of State in American history. With Syria in rubble, her monumental failure in Benghazi, and Iran on the verge of nuclearization, her failures speak far louder than the shrill din of those who think she's some kind of marvel. Nevertheless, I am still amazed at her PR staff, who have done a simply masterful job of duping far too many into believing that she somehow has "gravitas." At least perhaps now she'll continue her important work of resuming the search for Ameila Earhart? I suggest she had to the South Pacific and not come back until she finds her remains.

    November 20, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Reply
    • Clinton

      DCBuck – don't make it so easy for me to point out how stupid you are. You blame a Civil War in Syria... a place we don't even have an embassy on the United States Secretary of State? lol you're the dumbest human being on the planet. This would be like blaming a Weatherman in California for a Hurricane on the East Coast... dumbest person i have ever seen post.

      November 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Reply
      • DCBuck

        Try getting some facts instead of swallowing every bit of her PR and hurling childish invective. you also might try reading, if you are capable. Where did I say I was "blaming" her for the civil war in Syria? I'm waiting . . . She let the Russians and Chinese roll all over her; she dithered about whether to assist the opposition to the point where they are becoming more and more radicalized with each passing day . . . Face it, the facade is exactly that.

        November 20, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
  67. volsocal

    Beware the Hilldebeast.

    November 20, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Reply
    • R.U. Kidding

      Oh... good one! That's so cool!

      November 20, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Reply
  68. John

    She will need to rest up so she can be ready to campaign and win the preisdency in 2016........

    November 20, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Reply
    • us_1776

      The presidency is her's for the taking in 2016 if she wants it.

      .

      November 20, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Reply
      • ug

        Just another stool sample liberal is all she is.

        November 20, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
    • jg51

      Sorry to disagree with you, but the following quote taken from this artical doesn't sound like a woman who wants to go into her 70's worrying about wearing the right shade of lipstick before attending a WH press conference. Must confess though, I still believe she will actively participate in politics on some level, but, for now, let's cut her some slack and let her get some well deserved rest.

      "I feel so relieved to be at the stage I'm at in my life right now, Jill, because if I want to wear my glasses, I'm wearing my glasses. If I want to pull my hair back, I'm pulling my hair back. And at some point it's just not something that deserves a whole lot of time and attention, and if others want to worry about it, I'll let them do the worrying for a change."

      November 20, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Reply
  69. joe Mauro

    she was in over her head from day one,the department itself lacks leadership and is currently INCOMPETENT!!!!!!!!

    November 20, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Reply
    • saywhat

      Whatever....Hillary has been a great head of state.

      November 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Reply
      • volsocal

        She is not a head of state. She is the head of the State Department.

        November 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
    • WayneMer

      And what are your credentials that you can pass judgment on someone who is more accomplished than you could ever be? History will remember Hilary Clinton; Joe Mauro, not so much.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Reply
      • ug

        Obviously more credentials than you have as a stool sample.

        November 20, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  70. Josh

    "... likely be their final foreign trip together as U.S. president and secretary of state."

    Though, there could be a future trip, where there's President Hillary and Secty of State Obama. 🙂

    November 20, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Reply
  71. db

    Hillary, and I know she is liked by a bunch of Americans, is still not the top diplomat in the USA. In fact she still carries with her a lot of unanswered problems as far back as Whitewater. My question is why she continuing to spend millions of dollars in Tax payers money for her joy ride around the world as a farewell trip? We are $17 Trillion in the hole already, why are we trying to break the bank? How many other Secretary of States have felt the compulsion to do such events or other noteworthy individuals from other countries. Would we not be better off taking the money she is blowing and donating it to the disaster that happend due to Hurricane Sandy?

    November 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Reply
    • DD

      db,the office Secretary of State is that of the nations top diplomat.You may have concerns of her past, but realize shes only going where she's told to. Give credit where credit is due.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Reply
      • old showme state

        Farewell to another one of our diplomats. Our Secretary of State carries our flag on her sleeve, but most importantly, as well as in her heart, as do I. With a sad heart I bid her good-bye.

        November 20, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
    • Clinton

      db... that's the job of the Sec of State, to fly around the world as a top diplomat... It's her job and every Sec of State does it, besides, I guarantee the US spends more on Printer paper each year than they do flying around the world.... it's not really all that expensive compared to other things... Flying isn't that expensive.

      November 20, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Reply
    • newsrell

      Comment full of hate clearly shows your partisan view. For a powerful, global player country like the US, this kind of practice is normal. There are a lot of diplomatic relations that need to be strengthened, and this kind of trips are part of work for the country, not just for personal gratification. GOP would equally gleefully take such a trip if they can, the only thing preventing it from happening is not that they are fiscally responsible like they want yoou to believe, but nobody wanted to bid farewell to them. The fact that this administration does the tour is eloquent testament of their popularity oversea, a fact that any TRUE AMERICAN should be proud of, instead of bickering in partisan stand.

      November 20, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Reply
    • Ugo

      db

      What is your problem????????????

      November 20, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Reply
    • pgrebus

      DB, You make it sound like Hillary is only traveling to get the frequent flyer miles.

      November 20, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Reply
      • ug

        She is...

        November 20, 2012 at 5:28 pm |
    • zandhcats

      Still bitter after 20 years? The Clintons already forgotten the brutal from the Republicans while they were in the WH.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Reply
      • demovsemperor

        Hey I'm a Clinton supporter but he did lie about Monica, big time. Right to our faces.

        November 21, 2012 at 8:04 am |
    • My Friend

      The Secretary of State cannot as you put "joy ride" around the world. Your ignorant comment speaks volumes. I bet your IQ is 17 Trillion pixie dusts. when GOD give you a brain you are free to comment again. Till then be content to live in Fantasy Land.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Reply
  72. Liz

    Fantastic leader, fantastic Secretary of State, fantastic representative of the US.

    Flawed, of course. But consummately bright, savvy, hard-working and professional.

    I salute her work and her personhood. Hillary rocks!

    Also, she will NOT run in 2016. Are you kidding? All that effort and money all over again?? No way.

    Supreme Court next.

    November 20, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Reply
    • TheTruth

      Can you name a single accomplishment? The "best thing" she did was avoid any controversy so she can run for president.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Reply
      • newsrell

        There are too many accomplishments to mention for this patriotic, hard-working woman. But the most efficient and in-your-face-reply to this question is that she greatly repairs the damage done by Bush administration to this country's reputation and credibility. Take that and that is the irrefutable truth.

        November 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
    • old showme state

      One of the great diplomats our wonderful country has ever known or will ever know. Our flag is carried in her heart as it is in my own.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Reply
      • demovsemperor

        She is fine and I supported her run for president, but all this blubbering is sickening.

        November 21, 2012 at 8:06 am |
  73. R.U. Kidding

    I like Hillary.

    If she retires than I would vote for Elizabeth Warren 2016.

    November 20, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Reply
    • demovsemperor

      Now that would be sickening, I'm a democrat and it would have me throwing up for weeks if Warren runs. Two reasons, she is ugly as sin and she is a fanatic.

      November 21, 2012 at 8:08 am | Reply
  74. ted

    As typical, the Repukelicans are out with their baloney. The GOPers need to go deal with Faux News and the TEA Party.

    November 20, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Reply
    • David

      I hope, only hope, for the next four years we, Americans, realize what kind of qualifications we critically need in Oval office. All of us, and every of us sit down and think, but open your eyes.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Reply
      • volsocal

        Don't count on it. The average American is getting dumber every day thanks to immigration amnesty, the "everyone that disagrees with the progressives is a _____ (fill in the blank)" press, and the goodies from the government nanny state we have become.

        November 20, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  75. Joanne

    Hillary's farewel tour? I won't believe it until she's been called by her maker to give her account of her life and her body has been disposed of, no doubt at Arlington.

    November 20, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Reply
  76. LTran

    Hillary Clinton failed the 3AM Phone Call Test. Obama also failed.
    The Bengazi attack was on American soil, kiiing americans, on September 11.

    November 20, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Reply
    • GOPtard Detection System

      Warning!!!!!!............Warning!!!!!!...........Warning!!!!!!!!!!!! GOPtard detected!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      November 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Reply
      • R.U. Kidding

        LOL!!

        November 20, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
      • Robert

        LOL

        November 20, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
      • ug

        Another re tard on the lose from the lib funny farm.

        November 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm |
    • Evangenital

      IDIOT BUSH COULD NOT EVEN FIND THE TELEPHONE.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Reply
      • Agent 99

        Max always kept his phone in his shoe.

        November 20, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
    • Eric

      You're an idiot.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Reply
      • Scatterbox

        No, he is right.
        Bush is an idiot.

        November 20, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
    • sammieb51

      So let me get this straight .... a riot breaks out in a volatile part of the world and an embassy is attacked. And Obama or Hillary were not there to stop it. Where was Bush when the planes were flying into buildings? Oh yes, he was reading My Pet Goat to 5 years olds instead of issuing any orders, scrambling any AF planes. Then when he gets on AF1, for some reason JUST that day, communciatoin systems are donw on AF1 so again he is unable to communicate..... And 3,000 people are killed in one day, innocent citizens sitting at their freaking desks. And Obama / Hillary are at fault here? GMAB.

      Who called for the 911 Commission? Was it Bush, or Cheney, or the Speaker, or McCain, or Newt or anyone else? No, it was the 911 widows who pushed for it. To this very day Bush and Cheney's testimony is sealed. While folks were jumping out windows that were 100 stories high, in our country, on our soil, Bush read My Pet Goat. GMAB. He was more than AWOL .....

      November 20, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Reply
      • Scatterbox

        Anybody notice that the book Bush was holding
        was upside down ?
        I did.

        November 20, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
      • adh1729

        Bush was complicit in the attacks. The official government explanation of 911 is a lie. Jet fuel fires don't melt steel. A third tower fell that day, WTC 7, and was not even hit by an airplane. All 3 towers fell symmetrically in a matter of seconds onto their own footprint, consistent with controlled demolition. No wonder that they only gave 3 million to the 911 commission to investigate (they spent 50 million on investigating the Challenger explosion), that they dragged their feet as long as they could, and that Bush wouldn't testify without Cheney by his side. Ah, so innocent, reading to schoolchildren...

        November 20, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
    • Mary1972

      Sour Grapes, anyone?

      November 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Reply
    • KLARGAR

      You republiturds seem to forget the 2 attacks on US embassies during W's tenure where over ten Americans died. Oh that didn't matter it was not Obama, or the simple fact that the repulsive republican slimebags in congress voted down additional funds to protect our foreign embassies 3 time in the last 4 years with tax cut Ryan one of the loudest screamers for no additional funds all of ypou drop dead your idiot lost and is on the dog crap pile of history.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Reply
      • TheTruth

        There was no warning on the earlier attacks, but Benghazi had 48 security incidents in 60 days (including 2 bombings) before the murders.

        November 20, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
      • TheTruth

        The woman in charge of security world-wide for embassies/consulates stated under oath that there was no budget problem for increased security – Hillary Clinton had ordered that security be kept artificially low.

        November 20, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
    • MAC70016

      Get your map out LTran. Lybia is not on America soil. The counslate which was attached was a safe house for the Americans, not an embassy!.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Reply
      • ug

        Doesn't matter...there is a cover up that stinks to high heaven and 4 people are dead and nobody wants to take responsibility. for it and it all came from Obama himself.

        November 20, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
    • newsrell

      Hmm, most Asians support the president, you must be one of the confused ones, especially looking at your incoherent comment.

      November 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Reply
  77. Steve

    Question for you: What was the Ambassador doing in the Benghazi Consulate? The Embassy is in Tripoli.

    November 20, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Reply
    • EGB2

      What's shocking about an ambassador spending time at a consulate? They're for the same diplomatic purpose, and ambassadors aren't forbidden to leave the embassy.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Reply
      • Rick from LA

        During a time of heightend tension, the Ambasador should of stayed in the fortified embassy. The consulate was a soft target. This tradegy could of been avoided.

        November 20, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
      • Wes

        What's "should of"? Is that similar to "should have"?

        November 20, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
    • TheTruth

      Meeting with the Ambassador from Turkey.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Reply
  78. Bill

    If Hilliary leaves, I think Colin Powell or Condi Rice would be a good pick for Secretary of State. I say this because of the present mess in the middle east. They are both loyal and experienced, and Colin Powell would be the better of the two. All this and I am a middle class white independent American. Our President needs to mix it up a little and involve more republican moderates in his cabinet. I voted for Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush Jr and Barack Obama last 2 terms. I think we have the most dysfunctal congress of all times.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Reply
    • VinceH

      John Kerry

      November 20, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Reply
      • ug

        LOL! he wants to be sec. of defense...now that is funny.

        November 20, 2012 at 5:34 pm |
      • demovsemperor

        John Kerry, who threw his medals away and called American soldiers murderers? Is that the same John Kerry?

        November 21, 2012 at 8:12 am |
    • Histbuff

      Both Powell & Condi Rice are Republicans. Highly unlikely they're even being considered by a very Liberal Democratic President.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Reply
      • TommyNYC

        Collin Powell actually endorsed Obama, so even if he is a republican, he does have a chance to be chosen.

        November 20, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
      • newsrell

        Obama used both Petreus and Gates, who were picked by Bush. Don't underestimate this president. He partisanship is in no way barring him from common sense and what is good for this country.

        November 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Not many people would be happy to see Condi Rice back in the game. She toasted her own chances of being an honest broker long ago with the selling of WMD lie that lead to a war killing 4,000 of our soldiers and countless Iraqis.
      Colin Powell is a credible candidate. Susan Rice has earned a shot.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Reply
      • ug

        Susan Rice is another liberal loser that is incompetent.

        November 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm |
    • sammieb51

      We don't need to go back and it certainly is not Obama's obligation to review PAST SOS's. If that were the case, I would opt for Madelien Albright, she was much better. Condi was a Bush rubber stamp and Colin's credibility is gone on the internaitional stage. I have no objection to Susan Rice or John Kerry, both are quite knowledgeable on world affairs and Susan Rice is currently performing wonderfully for us at the UN.

      Congress has been on a steady slide since Gingrich conspired with Limbaugh during the Clinton days. A chapter the right continues to try to replay to the entire country's detrimnent. And the bloviating will continue, nothing was learned from the defeats they suffered 2 weeks ago. Reminds me of Romney saying "we are not going to be stopped by fact checkers". But the voters will stop them - this past election assured me of that fact. Thankfully, the President and especially the SOS operate independent of Congress.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Reply
      • TheTruth

        Rice hasn't accomplished a single thing at the UN – why do you think she's done a wonderful job?

        November 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
      • ug

        Albright is nothing but a fat washed up old hag with connections to the UN for a NWO they want to bring to this country...get real.

        November 20, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
    • Mary1972

      I think a new head is required and not same old heads. I would like to see "John Kerry" as Secretary of State.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Reply
    • Liz

      Hillary IS leaving. That's a fact. John Kerry will replace her, a shadow of her gravitas and stature. But he's the one.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Reply
    • Scatterbox

      Powell and Rice are liars.
      Powell even admitted it.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Reply
    • Ken in MD

      Yes, Colin Powell. The last Secretary of State to make a statement to the UN and the people of the US outlining the Intelligence Community's talking points, which turned out to be wrong. Remember "Weapons of Mass Distruction"? How come it was OK when Powell did it, but a horrendous event when Susan Rice does it? Oh yeah, because McCain liked Powell and doesn't like Rice. Something about her being a Democrat, I believe.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Reply
    • Rick from LA

      Obama may do what he tried to do during his 1st innauguration. He may try to hire a CNN employee as a cabinet member. He tried to get Sanjay Gupta to be the Surgeon General. Maybe its time for Fareed Zakaria for Secretary of State!!

      November 20, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Reply
    • wakeup234

      how about Bush – so you can blame him for more stuff !

      November 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Reply
  79. htownjesse

    I don't think Bill could run for VP. Since he has already served to terms & in the case something happened to her as President, he would be automatically barred form assuming The Oval Office. I may be wrong. Fact check, please.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Reply
    • htownjesse

      Errr, two terms.....

      November 20, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Reply
    • Anthony

      Former President Clinton, can Run for VP. and he is not barred from running on a national ticket so long as he is the VP. should anything happen to the sitting president with bill as Vp. he would be un able to assume the role of president. it would automatically be the speaker of the house to be the next president. however, i think if the bill is vp and the sitting president dies and he has less then 2 years left in that term, i think then bill is eligable to be president and finish out the fallen presidents term, but he cannot run in the up coming race

      November 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Reply
      • tatersalad8498

        can't serve 2 consectutive (elected) terms

        November 20, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
      • Alan

        Please read the last sentence of the 12th amendment; "But no person consitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President." Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush are eligible for another term and could be VP, Clinton, and G. W. Bush had two full terms each and are NOT.

        November 20, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
  80. Steve

    It should be illegal for attorneys to be legislators, governors or anything else outside of the judicial branch.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Reply
    • Ken in MD

      So you don't think attorneys should be writing laws? Hmmm...

      November 20, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Reply
    • SmrtRnU

      Lawmakers should have law degrees so stupid laws aren't made by the ignorant. Stupid laws should be made by the educated, it at least sounds less hypocritical 🙂

      November 20, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Reply
    • ug

      Same with Sen. and congressman.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Reply
  81. Chicago

    Like she said, the buck stops with her on Benghazi. Imagine how many people she'd get killed if she were president.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Reply
    • Histbuff

      Chicago, Hillary took the blame on Benghazi to help Obama's reelection campaign. There is evidence she asked for – and was denied – additional forces and military support for the Consulate. The timing of her statement was deliberately chosen to remove an attack by Romney in the 3rd Presidential Debate, which was on Foreign Policy. She took the blame for the terrorost attack the DAY before the 3rd debate, effectively deflating the issue and greatly helping Obama's performance. It was brillant political maneuvering, but she is not to blame for that attack. Trust me.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Reply
      • ug

        I trust nothing what a lib says...look at the lies from Obama...and all other libs for that matter...no she was part of the killing of the 4 Americans.

        November 20, 2012 at 5:39 pm |
    • Scatterbox

      Yeah Chicago, she has a lot of catching up to do.
      Bush failed to stop the 3000 who died on 911.
      Then sent US troops into the wrong country.
      No Democrat could possibly meet those high standards.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Reply
  82. OldJoe

    Ms. Clinton has a few African genes, same as the rest of us (see "Out of Africa" evolution)
    Will that help her in future political endeavors?

    November 20, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Reply
  83. Far smarter than you

    She'll need the free time to defend herself in the civil suits resulting from Benghazi.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Reply
    • Mary1972

      What civil suit? When you become ambassador, you assume the risk. If the Marines can file a civil suit, thousands of US soldiers killed and/or maimed in Iraq war can sue the government. Look it up.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Reply
  84. Joel

    Not that anyone really wants to start thinking about the 2016 Presidential election, but how do we all think the Bengazi consulate attack will play out for Sec. Clinton when she assesses her bid for the Democratic Party's nomination to run on their ticket. Will the rest of her stellar career be ignored for this one event that may have happened anyway, even if she had posted extar security details in Bengazi. Hell, we may be looking at more than just 4 American deaths if she had done that. The only feasable choice was for them to pull their people out of Bengazi altogether given the security situation. However, knowing how critical it is for the U.S. to remain in place in Libya might also be the reason why the administration thought it important enough to chance attacks to the Bengazi consulate. Thoughts on how this all will effect her bid for the 2016 Presidential race, would be interesting to read. Thanks!

    November 20, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Reply
    • Post It Notes

      With her husband running as her VP she'll win.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Reply
      • Horo

        Bill Clinton can't be Vice President. The Vice President has to meet all the qualifications for President, and Bill Clinton is prohibited from running again by the 22nd Amendment.

        November 20, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
      • Post It Notes

        Incorrect. You should read up on that Amendment.

        November 20, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
      • Horo

        22nd amendment:

        No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

        Bill Clinton was elected to the office twice. He is ineligible. How am I incorrect?

        November 20, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
      • Tony

        First, because this talks all about the office of the President, not VP. Second, it only talks about being restricted from being elected President. In the situation descried, he would be elected VP and subsequently moved into President. The last exclusion says that if someone held the office of President, or acted as President in place of a person who was elected AND they did that for more than 2 years, they can only seek 1 more term. In other words, if the VP became President because of the impeachment of the elected President and served for more than two years, they would have only one more eligible term as elected president. Some blogger pointed out that technically, a person could be president indefinitely if they always ran as VP, and subsequently the elected President resigned.

        November 20, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
      • Post It Notes

        Because Hillary will be running for that office, genius. Care to remove foot?

        November 20, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
      • ug

        No she won't.

        November 20, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
      • E

        Now read the twelfth amendment.

        November 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm |
    • barry white

      The short political memory of the American electorate precludes any significant negative Benghazi effect on a Clinton presidency bid.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Reply
    • RainCityLady

      Not counting the WTC and the Pentagon attacks on 9/11, there were at least 11 other fatal terrorist attacks on embassies and compounds during GWB's term, and it caused no backlash as far as his base. Why would this incident be Hillary's undoing? It is a given that all embassies that we have around the world could be subject to attack at any given time. We can do what we can as far as security, but we can't be everywhere 24/7. The best we can hope for is an intelligence tip off in time to prevent it, which we have done in other instances. The GOP is looking for anything at this point, and it appears desperate, especially when they overlooked far worse during the Bush admin. Have they suddenly changed their point of view, or is this just another witch hunt? At this point, they are even arguing semantics, which seems rather telling in itself.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Reply
      • ug

        Nobody expected these things to happen but in Benghazi everyone saw it happen and nobody did a thing to help them...

        November 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm |
    • Histbuff

      Joel, see my reply to Chicago above. Hillary took the fall on Beghazi deliberately to help Obama get reelected. Even John McCain hinted at this. There were rumors she was being considered to replace Biden as Obama's VP in his 2nd race. She declined because she wants to run in 2016. In return for Obama's support in 2016, she announced her responsibility for the Benghazi disaster. Ultimately, repsonsibility for military affairs lies with the Commander-in-Chief not the Sec of State, and if it were not for Hillary, I believe we'd be in far worse condition internationally.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Reply
      • RainCityLady

        Hillary took the blame and immediately, Obama said that the buck stops with him and that he accepts the blame. Don't pint it otherwise because this presidents has been more than willing to assume it all, even when he had nothing to do with it. Funny, how certain other presidents weren't blamed when things like this happened.

        November 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm |
  85. Post It Notes

    I read an article the other day that I haven't seen on many mainstream websites but she is quoted as saying that once she leaves her post she is going to take a year off and when she returns she will begin ramping up her campaign for office with her husband as her VP running mate.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Reply
    • odinsacolyte

      Again? Would anyone like to join my new political party? The Necktie Party. Nobody serves more than one term until judges can diagram a sentence and it is illegal for attorneys to be legislators. No need for pensions either.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Reply
    • kurtinco

      If you believe that then you must be one of those people that is willing to send $1000 cash to Nigeria in order to claim your $1 million lottery winnings. Bone head.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Reply
    • Steve

      haha...nice rumor! And, wishful thinking. She's done. Good for her.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Reply
      • Well done HC

        Agreed. She has served well – it is time for retirement & the next stage of life. She is too old to run in 2016 – but she can accomplish a lot of good working with her husband independently on international initiatives. Hope she will stick to that & get out of politics while the getting is good & leave it to the next generation.

        November 20, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
    • Post It Notes

      Mr. Odin, perhaps you didn't bother reading what I stated. Try again.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Reply
    • ug

      She will lose again...beside she is getting to old and we don't want old ladies running anything but to the bathroom all the time.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Reply
    • ug

      She will lose again...beside she is getting to old and we don't want old ladies running anything but to the bathroom all the time. Stupid cow.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Reply
      • California79

        If she decides to run, GOP is on for a long haul waiting to get back into white house. 8 more years for Democrats...

        November 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
      • kpdog

        The pant suit industry is asking Hillary not to run again. She's crushing their market with the Hillary waddle.

        November 20, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
    • Jen

      I don't think he would be able to run as V.P. would he, given he's already served his two terms as President? It would be a bit of a demotion for him anyway.

      November 21, 2012 at 5:21 am | Reply
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