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Hillary Clinton: “I’M SECRETARY OF STATE, NOT MY HUSBAND” (Update: Now with more diplomatic FAIL!)

Posted in Bulletproof Diction, Hillary Clinton on August 10, 2009 by mb007bpd

In the name of all that is good and holy, you MUST WATCH THIS VIDEO.

Jake Tapper has the explanation here.  Pay special attention to the fact that the student said “Mr. Obama” instead of “Mr. Clinton”, and it was simply the fault of the translator.

So what does our Secretary of State, the figurehead of American diplomacy do?

Rip into the student.

UPDATE:  Well done Madam Secretary!  Undermine American democracy abroad!

Answering a question about Nigeria’s recent election, Clinton said, “In 2000, our presidential election came down to one state where the brother of the man running for President was the governor of the state. So we have our problems too.”

As Karl @ the HotAir GreenRoom says:

Between this and her “I’m the secretary of state” freakout the other day, she’s having a hell of a trip.