Monday, January 07, 2013

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton returns to work. Finds protective head gear waiting for her.

Courtesy of CNN:  

Hillary Clinton went back to work as secretary of state this morning and was greeted by colleagues showing off their sense of humor. 

First off, we got the official State Department photo of her hosting the weekly meeting of assistant secretaries of state. All very appropriate. 

But then came word from spokeswoman Victoria Nuland that there had been some teasing too. 

Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides handed Clinton a box, saying, "As you know, Washington is a contact sport." 

"Inside was a football helmet with a State Department seal, lots of good padding and also a football jersey that said Clinton on the back and on the front it says #112 which symbolizes the number of countries she visited as secretary of state," Nuland said. 

"She loved it. She thought it was cool. But then being Hillary Clinton she wanted to get right to business."

Nice to have Hillary back on her feet.

John Kerry is going to have some very large shoes to fill, since Hillary has been a very energetic and seemingly tireless Secretary of State.

One hundred and twelve countries in four years? Boy, leave it to a woman to raise the bar to unreasonable heights.

What's with you damn overachievers?


  1. Anonymous10:09 AM

    Letterman: I Apologized To Sarah Palin And Her Daughter So I Could ‘Continue To Make Fun Of Her’

    David Letterman sat down with Oprah Winfrey Sunday night and discussed everything from Paris Hilton to Sarah Palin. In the interview, Winfrey asked Letterman about the apology he made to Palin for a joke about her then 14-year-old daughter Willow. Lettermen said he apologized because he wanted to “continue to make fun of” the elder Palin and if he didn’t “sincerely express” his regret, he would “not be able to go forward making fun of her.”

    1. Anonymous2:38 PM

      David was talking about Britol, not Willow, in that joke.

  2. Anonymous10:20 AM

    It's a tough position and Hillary certainly served
    our country well. And it nice to see her back to work and I love people with a good sense of humor.

  3. London Bridges10:27 AM

    Hillary's on the cover of this week's National Enquirer:

  4. She has ambition and intelligence, but she was also very lucky in marriage. Bill is a rascal, but as a political partner he’s without equal; it’s hard to beat a well-matched team.

  5. Anonymous11:45 AM

    Blame Ginger Rogers for setting the bar high for women achievers. She did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels. But seriously, if Hillary was not such a high achiever, would she be as admired as she is?

  6. sally in MI11:55 AM

    Uh oh...she has a new haircut too, and very Fox will say she was just pretending so she could get a makeover. Because, you know, after four years they still think the President was born in Kenya to a group of hyenas, and it's only been a month of lying about Hillary. Bet they can't even find Libya on a map of that country of Africa.

    1. Anita Winecooler12:54 PM

      I got a chuckle from your comment, I was imagining the hair dresser with a photo of Calista's helmet head..

  7. Anita Winecooler12:51 PM

    I can't think of a fitting superlative to describe Hillary's contributions of service to our country and the world. If she decides to run, I'd fully support her because no one's earned the privilege more!

    What a clever "welcome back" gift!

  8. fromthediagonal1:25 PM

    One Hundred Twelve countries, but how many countries has she visited multiple times?
    That woman has logged many more air miles than that one statement implies.
    Good Luck Mme. Secretary, and be well! We need you!

  9. Anonymous1:26 PM

    112 countries? That's about 105 more than Sarah Palin can name. About 109 more than she could locate on a map.

    1. You think she could find three on a map? My, you're nicer than I am.

  10. She's been an overachiever ever since she was a little girl who wanted to be an astronaut and was told that little girls couldn't be astronauts. Not a good thing to tell "that one".


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