By Emily Geiger
I wondered when this would happen.
Apparently, Hillary got a little testy with a student who asked her a question at a forum while travelling in Africa. This student asked Hillary, the Secretary of State, what her husband’s position was on an international financial matter.
I have to admit, if I were Hillary, I think my reaction would have been much the same as hers.
“You want me to tell you what my husband thinks?” she replied incredulously when the male student asked her what “Mr. Clinton” thought of World Bank concerns about a multi-billion-dollar Chinese loan offer to the Congo.
“My husband is not secretary of state, I am,” an obviously annoyed Clinton said sharply. “If you want my opinion, I will tell you my opinion. I am not going to be channeling my husband.”
With Bill’s recent exploits in North Korea and Hillary being out of commission with her recent broken arm, I expected there to be some jealously over the attention he’s been getting.
But this question does seem to be over the line of disrespect. If someone asks her position on an issue… fine. If someone asks the Obama administration’s position on an issue… also fine. If someone asks for the position of the president himself… totally legit. But, let’s face it, Bill Clinton’s opinion doesn’t really count for bupkis anymore, and when you have someone right there in front of you who actually does still hold a position of authority, it’s pretty rude to ignore that.
Combine the probable twang of jealousy with the perceived disrespect inherent in this question, and… voila… you get international headlines about the Secretary of State snapping at some poor African college student.
And now, news from an alternate universe (a/k/a Hollywood)…
Some pretty weird stuff went down at the Teen Choice Awards the other night.
1. Kathy “Foul Mouth” Griffin was there to walk the red carpet. If that woman is a role model for today’s youth, we’re in trouble.
2. Kathy brought along a special date… Levi Johnston, you know, Bristol Palin’s ex and the father of her child.
As best I can tell, for as few redeeming qualities as Kathy might have, Levi has even fewer such redeeming qualities. I mean, seriously, this jerk off is a high school dropout who has displayed a staggering level in immaturity in ditching his kid and the mother of his kid and alienating his in-laws by making a doofus of himself badmouthing them on national television.
Kathy sure can pick a winner.
blog comments powered by Disqus