Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Let the sucking up commence! Hillary comes to the Hill. Or has the Hill come to Hillary?

I just caught a few minutes of Hillary Clinton's Senate confirmation hearing, for Secretary of State, and I swear there was more sucking up going on than at a vacuum cleaner convention.

Chris Dodd (D-CT) and John Kerry (D-MA) were bad enough. But after seeing the way Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke of and looked at Hillary, with unabashed praise and admiration, and the way she looked back and thanked him for his friendship and help, I felt like I was intruding on some private moment. Indeed, the first few minutes of the hearings were nothing short of a Democratic love fest (though there were plenty of Republicans -- okay, Richard Lugar -- singled out for praise, too).

Of course, in the time since I turned off the TV things could have changed in the Senate chamber, but I somehow doubt it.

Anyway, here's a link to an MSNBC article on the hearing, as well as a live feed:


I wonder if this will make those PUMA (for Party Unity My Ass) people, i.e., bitter Hillary supporters, happy.... Eh, probably not.

6 comments:

Dave S. said...

This is a slap in the face to Cabinet nominees everywhere.

Betty Cracker said...

Dave's right -- it's a slap in the face. The man gets to be president, and the woman only gets to be a lousy secretary, taking dictation, fetching coffee and stuff.

TommyMac71 said...

yeah, and she's not even hot. Why hire a secretary with cankles??!!

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EMM said...

Although 'secretary' is a dated term, Administrative Assistant of State or Administrative Professional of State are just too wordy.

I wonder if they'll have the same sort of S&M "romance" that James Spader & Maggie Gyllenhall had in the movie Secretary? Eeeew, scary thought!!!!

J. said...

LOL, EMM. : ) Btw and totally O/T, I have ALWAYS thought that the lovely Mrs. Dave S. looked like Maggie G. or vice versa. That's a compliment, Dave.