In March 2009 Hillary Clinton announced that the Obama Adminstration was going to push the reset button with the Russians. Unfortunately, the administration bungled their delivery and spelled out “overcharge” rather than “restart” on their prop.
It was her first but not her last major gaffe as Secretary of State.
An assistant shows the mock ‘reset’ button that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton handed to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva in 2009. (AP Photo)
Hillary Clinton told National Public Radio that her biggest accomplishment as Secretary of State was “restoring America’s leadership” in the world.
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Hillary Clinton told Stern Magazine in Germany the United States should follow Germany and have a woman in charge.
Hillary Clinton has told a German magazine the United States should follow Germany, where Angela Merkel is chancellor, and have a woman in charge.
She stopped short of saying, however, that it should be her.
“We are way behind you in Germany on this,” the former secretary of state told stern magazine in an interview to be published in its next edition on Wednesday.
“Of course I want the U.S.A. to have a woman leader soon as well and I will do all I can for that to happen, though I don’t know yet if it will be me,” she said.
Clinton, a former senator and the wife of the former U.S. President Bill Clinton, is widely expected to run for the White House in 2106.
Clinton, meanwhile, said she understood Germany’s anger at revelations that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) had listened into Merkel’s mobile phone as part of its large scale surveillance of electronic communications in Germany, America’s close ally.
And that sums up her upcoming campaign. Vote for me, I’m a woman.