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Hillary Clinton on the tea party, Chelsea's wedding

By Ed O'Keefe

Taking a break from foreign affairs to dabble in domestic politics, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday she expects tea party candidates-turned-lawmakers to temper their rhetoric if they win office.

"I've seen a lot of people run for office and say a lot of things and then when they have the burden of holding office and the responsibility that goes with it," Clinton said on the sidelines of Middle East peace negotiations in Jerusalem. "I've seen them become very sobered, very quickly, about the challenges we face domestically and internationally."

"Nobody said it better than Mario Cuomo, who said, 'You campaign in poetry, and you govern in prose.' Sometimes the poetry can get kind of hot and a little over the top, but the prose brings you down to earth," Clinton told ABC's Christiane Amanpour in an interview set to air on Sunday.

The secretary also noted continuing bipartisan support for national security, defense, diplomatic and defense issues.

Turning to an issue that's landed Clinton on the pages of celebrity magazines, she called her daughter's recent wedding "the most wonderful experience," but added, "leading up to it, it was stressful."

"I think being mother of the bride is stressful under any circumstances," Clinton said. "Doing it long distance, jet-lagged, on planes, in the midst of diplomatic negotiations, made it a little more so."

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By Ed O'Keefe  | September 16, 2010; 1:40 PM ET
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I like Hillary.

Posted by: rickahert | September 16, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Secretary of State Clinton is a brainy and politically savvy woman. I hope that she is the 45th President of the United States of America in 2016.

Posted by: BeniDakar | September 16, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Wow, I don't think I could have mustered up this nice of sentiment about the Tea Party candidates. She really is all class and diplomacy. Love her!

Posted by: sarahabc | September 16, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

The future of the tea party is indeed bleak. With 95% of its numbers elderly white people they'll all be dead soon. So much for America's future. The REAL future is democratic, multicultural, middle class, under 25 years old and mostly brown. C'mon tea partiers, hurry up and die. Mark Montgomery

Posted by: boboberg | September 16, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are completely out of touch and driving themselves into a smaller and smaller minority.

And the rank & file are truly ticked off. Republicans have every right to be mad. Their ideologically misfit and incoherent organization has lied, cheated and stolen its way into near oblivion two elections in a row!

Bush and his civil service-embedded ilk,
the taint of Rove going back to Nixon and his Southern strategy,
the hangover of TWO illicit wars which were a disproportionate response to cover for crony capitalism ...& Blackwater --
the corruption of our first freedoms,
suspension of habeas corpus,
an intrusive wire-tapping government and surveillance state AND TORTURE!!! --
if I were a Republican loser who voted for ANY OF these abnegating creeps, I'd be madder than hell!

It's no wonder they now officially seek power by racism, xenophobia, fear and hate. They have zero platform. Nothing, nada, zip! All they propose is turning back the hands of time to the eighties. Good luck with St.Ronnie ...the worst President ever ...before we got the idiot!

The phrase, "Never again!" takes on a whole new meaning! Bush Republicans look dumber and dumber. Who would trust them to things right? They are so lost, they can't find their way home! ...and "NO! You can't!" echoes into the wilderness of their despair!!

Posted by: DrainYou | September 16, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Go Hillary. I'm glad she's working on my behalf.

Posted by: danw1 | September 16, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

@ boboberg
"The future of the tea party is indeed bleak. With 95% of its numbers elderly white people they'll all be dead soon."

Looking at this logically, the breeding population of liberal fascists is a function of the probability of live births conditional on the probability of whether liberal fascist mommies kill their unborn children in the womb. With somewhere between a quarter and a half of your breeding population in prison, a tenth to a quarter of your breeding population who are homosexual and have, for the most part, taken themselves out of the gene pool, and somewhere around a quarter of children murdered in utero, it's easy to see that, within a few generations, a half dozen at most, liberal fascism will die. This is assuming a steady state decline of the breeding population; increased (decreased) testosterone levels in liberal fascist women (men) may reduce the breeding population, as would external forcing factors such as the probability of war, famine, disease, inability to maintain an erection, etc.

Posted by: VeritusMaximus | September 16, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Very nicely said Hillary.

[If she didn't bite my hand in the primaries, I might have voted for her. Seems as though Hillary, too, has calmed down quite a bit since taking office.]

Posted by: lindalovejones | September 16, 2010 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Hillary is extraordinary, the best leader ever and the smartest woman in the world1


What a brainy and beautiful Lady!


Posted by: lauraxhillary | September 16, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

I just wish that Hillary runs x pres again, she┬┤s amazing and the only one ready to lead this country.

Go Hillary!

Posted by: lauraxhillary | September 16, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

Looking at this logically, the breeding population of liberal fascists is a function of the probability of live births conditional on the probability of whether liberal fascist mommies kill their unborn children in the womb...

blahblahblah nonsense gibberish nonsense blahblahblah

VeritusMinimus -
Look up the definition of "Liberal" and "Fascist" in a dictionary. They are complete opposites. "liberal fascism" is a nonsense term. It will never "die" because it has no meaning, fool.

Luckily for the rest of the us with completely formed brains, ignorant halfwits such as yourself just keep on breeding and spouting gibberish, which gives the rest of us an endless source of ridicule and amusement.

Posted by: lmanion85 | September 16, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Hillary has class and is a smart woman who can and will lead this country.

Posted by: LuvnNLivn | September 16, 2010 11:40 PM | Report abuse

At one time I had a real problem with Hillary but no more. I'd love to see her run in 2016, she'd get my vote

Posted by: jonrusse | September 17, 2010 3:17 AM | Report abuse

I had always admired Hillary, even voted for her.

However, when she campaigned for Obama, a man who had questionable ties to radicals, a man who served on Boards with Ayers, squandered $100,000,000 as Chair of the Annenberg Challenge, then there were his ties to Rezko and doing business the Chicago Way (which he is now doing in DC), that was when I started to question her actions.

She didn't have to campaign for him and after his smear tactics of her, everyone would have understood.

I then realized that when she had said she was a progressive, I never realized how much of a progressive she became.

By her being in lockstep with Obama's disastrous agenda, I no longer support her candidacy for President or any other Office.

It's sad when for all her brilliance how she can embrace the failed progressive movement. Even the EU is moving away this ideology while America is going in that failed direction.

Posted by: janet8 | September 17, 2010 6:10 AM | Report abuse

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