Monday, July 13, 2009

Hillary Clinton on Friday's Town Hall

On Friday, July 10th, the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held a town hall meeting to announce the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review.

She began lightheartedly throwing in some jokes about her broken elbow:

"I want to thank all of you for your efforts over the past six months. We’re nearly at the six-month mark, and it has been a high honor and privilege for me to work with the men and women of the State Department and USAID. Day after day, you prove your professionalism and your patriotism and your effectiveness. And I think that our country, and certainly the Obama Administration, is very lucky to have each and every one of you on the job. And I also appreciate the dedication and sacrifices that your families and your partners and loved ones make to serve our country by your side.

Now, together, we’ve been on this job for almost half a year. We’ve been working hard, and some of us have the scars to prove it. And I have not been throwing sharp elbows. In fact, it was one of those slips and falls, to paraphrase President Lincoln. But we are seeing encouraging results from all of our efforts, including my physical therapy."

She goes on to answer questions from many types of people on a range of issues, including some online questions as well.

Read the full town hall transcript here or watch below:

1 comment:

Jackie said...

She looks great in white. She looks happy.

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