Senator Hillary Clinton bid adieu to the U.S. Senate today.
Earlier the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 16-1 to recommend her nomination as Secretary of State to the full U.S. Senate. High-priced brothel customer Vitter (whose home state Louisiana has profited the most from Bill Clinton’s fund-raising) was the sole dissenting vote – which says something, we are not sure exactly what, about the men who despise the extraordinary and powerful Hillary Clinton.
Afterwards Hillary spoke to the many hypocritical boobs in the U.S. Senate who back-stabbed her and bid a gracious adieu to those lowlifes.
In her speech Hillary was gracious as always:
At about 11:15 a.m, Hillary Clinton took the floor, in electric blue, to deliver her farewell address to the Senate. [snip]
She also thanked her staff — and took the extraordinary, yet characteristic step, of entering their names and accomplishments in the public record.
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Last night some Hillary Clinton friends, along with Chelsea, were joined by assorted shameless backstabbers at a party for Hillary.
Clinton, whose eyes welled up as she worked the elegant LBJ room in the Capitol, hugged and kissed colleagues, posed for pictures and thanked them one by one as she reminded them she would be “just around the corner.” [snip]
Clinton was feted by her daughter, Chelsea, and by some members of the Obama team — Rahm Emanuel, the incoming White House chief of staff, transition chief John Podesta and economic adviser Larry Summers, who left frequently to chat on his cell phone in the hall, a stray shirt tail hanging below his suit coat. [snip]
Thirty-one senators attended the party, and there were both Democrats and Republicans there. Among them: host Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Max Baucus, Mary Landrieu, Barbara Mikulski, Bill Nelson, John Kerry, Jon Tester, Susan Collins, Lindsey Graham, Bob Corker, Olympia Snowe, Johnny Isakson and John McCain, against whom Clinton might have run for president if things had worked out differently.
More than a dozen House members from New York House were also there, including two who’d like to replace Clinton in the senate — Upstate New York Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand and Long Island Rep. Steve Israel.
Schumer said he had “complete confidence” that Clinton would be “the best Secretary of State this country has ever known. [snip]
“Hillary,” he said, “you’re the greatest.”
Mikulski, a Democrat from Maryland, called Clinton “the best friend you can have.”
Clinton said she wanted to have “a real partnership between the State Department and the Congress.”
“Let’s go out and make the future better than it is,” she said.
Before she leaves the Senate Hillary Clinton will likely vote to finally pass and expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, a major and long-term Hillary Clinton goal. The House on Wednesday passed the bill which will extend coverage to four million uninsured children bringing the total of children covered to eleven million children.
[Video via HillBuzz]
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While Senator Hillary Clinton performs Wonder Woman feats, Barack Obama proves to be a stumblebum.
After promising a celestial choir of unity, Obama now offers cacophony. Get this – Obama is threatening to veto – the Democratic Congress!
Barack Obama privately delivered a pre-inauguration veto threat to fellow Democrats on Tuesday, saying they would not deny him use of the remaining $350 billion in federal bailout funds.
Obama coupled his threat with a promise to revise elements of the original bailout program that have drawn widespread criticism, pledging that billions will go toward helping homeowners facing foreclosure. Several Democrats said his commitments, to be made in writing, would be enough to prevent an embarrassing pre-inauguration drubbing for the president-elect when the Senate votes this week. [snip]
There was plenty of controversy surrounding Obama’s decision to tap the $350 billion remaining from the financial bailout program that Congress created last fall, when the nation’s credit markets ceased working and plunged an already weak economy into a tailspin.
President George W. Bush, acting at Obama’s request, formally notified Congress on Monday that Treasury wanted to use the funds, but Congress can vote to block the move. [snip]
He could veto anti-bailout legislation if it came to that, and there are more than enough votes to uphold him.
“He said if for some reason it passed, he would veto it,” Lieberman said.
But neither the president-elect nor fellow Democrats are eager to see that unfold, fearing it could damage Obama politically even before he takes the oath of office as the 44th president next Tuesday. “I don’t think that’s the way you start out a presidency,” said Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.
Another broken Obama promise. Instead of unity and post-partisanship – veto threats as the very first order of business.
Obama can’t be trusted… he simply can’t be trusted.