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Caroline Kennedy interested in Hillary’s NY Senate seat

In Caroline Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, New York Senate Seat on December 5, 2008 at 7:29 pm

WASHINGTON — Caroline Kennedy has spoken to New York Gov. David Paterson about the Senate seat that will come open when Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes secretary of state, according to a person familiar with the conversation.
Kennedy HarvardKennedy reached out to the governor to discuss the Senate seat, according to the Democratic source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the conversation was private. The source would not disclose the details of the conversation.

The governor has said he is in no rush to make a decision, and Clinton is not giving up the seat before she is confirmed as President-elect Barack Obama’s secretary of state.

Good girl, Hillary. Hold those cards close to your vest! Who in the world can trust Obama?

“The governor has not yet reached out to any potential candidates,” said Paterson’s spokesman, Errol Cockfield. “He has been approached by several candidates. Any discussions related to that selection are private and the governor will not comment about speculation before a decision is made.”

Word of the conversation comes days after Kennedy’s cousin, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., announced he was not interested in the job — a move that sidesteps any messy interfamily competition.


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I’ve always liked Carol Maloney and her last name as well. She is a horse show judge on weekends during the show season. I’ve seen her often at Rosetta’s on the South Shore. She usually judges the short stirrup kids. I don’t think she stands a chance against Caroline though…

Will HRC face sexism as SOS? Pelosi: None at all!

In bias, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Obama whore on December 5, 2008 at 11:21 am

Remember Folks, you read it here!

FED HOUSE CREDITCARDSNEW YORK – At a forum with New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney Monday night, Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed excitement when describing her conversation with Hillary Clinton earlier in the day. “Senator Clinton called me at 10 to say it will be formal,” said Pelosi of the widely reported Secretary of State appointment.

Pelosi and Maloney appeared together at Hunter College in a forum on women’s politics and progress. The conversation, moderated by Lynn Sherr, focused mainly on the 2008 presidential election.

Was there sexism for Senator Clinton and Governor Palin?

“For Hillary Clinton, the country came face to face with misogyny,” Maloney said. “She inspired despite the hurdles for her that weren’t there for her opponents…John McCain had a 23-year problem with women votes; Palin did nothing to help women’s rights. The American people can see the difference between someone there as a woman and someone with a record.”

Congresswoman Maloney did credit Gov. Palin for her commitment to her family, and the public acceptance of a woman with small children in politics. But she added, “at the same time, she was not for women’s rights, women saw right through her and voted against her.”

When asked if Clinton will face sexism as Secretary of Sate, Speaker Pelosi looked almost surprised. “None at all,” she told the mostly female crowd of supportive New Yorkers. “I’ve traveled as speaker, I know the respect people have for her [Senator Clinton]. She will be there in her own right; people will know she is close to the President, Barack Obama. She is a source of strength, a force in her own right.”

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Madame Pelosi seems to fear more of the backlash [she] aroused from millions of incensed women around the country who perceived her apathy during the run-up to the Conventions as Failure to Function when under pressure. Which of course is nonsense. The dye was cast and Nancy stood proudly waving the Obama flag throughout the Primary. Her only agenda…. STOP HILLARY! and turn a blind eye to the paralytics, Dean and Reid who lambasted Hillary daily with calls for her to step down/out of the Primary Race.

Queen Noor of Jordan showers Hillary with praise…

In Middle East, Queen Noor, Rise Hillary Rise, Secretary of State on December 5, 2008 at 12:31 am

A personal statement from her Majesty Queen Noor:

“Hillary Clinton will be a strong, effective Secretary of State in the new Obama administration.”

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I observed first hand her commitment to peace and justice during the presidency of Bill Clinton, when Jordan’s King Hussein, my late husband, and I worked closely with the Clintons in an attempt to achieve a Middle East peace. When they take office next year, I know that President-elect Obama and she quickly will begin looking for ways to bring security to Israel and justice to Palestinians, including four to six million Palestinian refugees.”

If this is not a sterling recommendation; I don’t know what is… Will this be enough to silence the fomenting mouths of the OBots for more than a day, if that? We shall see. I haven’t read the entire list of comments on the Huffington Post and before I do, I will venture an educated guess, it will be 50/50!

In the Senate, Mrs. Clinton has worked hard to protect other displaced populations, including those from Iraq and Darfur. Just two weeks ago, I was part of a delegation from Refugees International that met with Sen. Clinton to discuss the need for a comprehensive plan to deal with five million displaced Iraqis, one fifth of the country’s population. Nearly two million of the displaced Iraqis have sought refuge in Syria and Jordan, while the rest have fled their homes and violence within Iraq.

I know the utter despair and hopelessness of both Palestinian and Iraqi refugee families, having lived and worked with both communities over the past 30 years through the Noor al Hussein Foundation and other Jordanian institutions.

Sen. Clinton has introduced legislation to help displaced Iraqis. In the Obama administration she and her colleagues will have to come up with a comprehensive plan to help Iraqis return to a safe and secure Iraq as U.S. troops withdraw. This will be a challenge, but she understands that displaced Iraqis threaten the stability of Iraq, as well as the stability of the region, and potentially beyond.

During the campaign both Sen Clinton and President-elect Obama called for more aggressive U.S. action, including the possible use of force, to stop the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. Their agreement on this point could open an opportunity for a diplomatic push to bring peace to Darfur, something the government of Sudan says it wants but has done little to promote. Any successful peace conference will be complex, requiring full participation by the government of Sudan, rebel movements, Sudanese civil society organizations, neighboring countries and economic stake holders, such as China. While the prospect of success is small, the cost of failure would be extremely high, particularly for the government of Sudan and the people of Darfur.

As Secretary of State, Mrs. Clinton will face many challenges, but I know from personal experience that she is up to them all.

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