Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Sheeee'sss Baaaackkk!

The Secretary was in today and had a full day of appointments and bilaterals.

She began the day presiding over the swearing-in ceremony for incoming Ambassador to Ireland Daniel Rooney in the Treaty Room of the State Department. She started off her remarks with another joke about her injury: "I came off the injured reserve list in order to officiate at this ceremony."

She gave great remarks expressing her delight "to make official what is going to be so well received in Ireland and means so much to Americans, not only Irish Americans but all Americans" in the swearing-in of the new ambassador to Ireland.

She also spoke about Pittsburg, and all that the city has to offer, because it is not only the home of the new ambassador, but it is also the site chosen by President Obama for the G-20 meeting in September.

You can read the full text of the event here or watch the video below:

Today the Secretary also met with the Palestinian Prime Minister, Salam Fayyad. They spoke briefly to the press, shook hands awkwardly and answered no questions sadly for the press...

1 comment:

Stacy said...

It must have been quite hard to get her right arm through the jacket sleeve, particularly given the cast forces her whole arm into a backwards L position and the sleeve could be tight over the cast- her pain must be very well controlled at this point to pull that off. I also can't help but wonder if she had the designer who makes her suits, provide her with copies of some of her jackets but with larger sleeve to make it easier for her to get the jackets on? Or is that a bit too far-fetched and reading too much into this?

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