Sunday, March 08, 2009

What's Important For Secretary Clinton

With the headline - - Hillary Clinton Opens Up in Interview – a Reuters report from Ankara begins - - -

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in a sideshow to diplomacy, lamented on Saturday her fashion sense, divulged when she fell in love and shared how she dealt with personal struggles.

Appearing on a popular Turkish television chat show, Hadi Gel Bizimle (Come and Join Us), Clinton tackled a few diplomatic questions but the main focus was on her personal life, such as when she "last" fell in love.

"It was so long ago, with my husband," she told the studio audience, adding that she first met former President Bill Clinton in the spring of 1971 when they were at law school.

"We have been talking to each other and enjoying our life together ever since," she said.

The appearance on the show, with four female interviewers, is part of Clinton's strategy to reach out to ordinary people through public diplomacy efforts. - - -

The entire story’s here.


My comments:

Reuters shouldn’t have described the interview as “a sideshow.”

For Secretary Clinton talking and thinking about herself - - what she wears, her press coverage, who’s adulating her, who’s funding her career, is her power growing or shrinking, and who are her enemies in what she’s called “a fast right wing conspiracy” --- are the most important things in the world.

Here’s a better headline for the story:
Secretary Clinton Ignores Issues To Talk About Herself.

Or this for a tabloid headline:


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