Hillary Clinton Resigns as Secretary of State & John Kerry Assumes The Job

@schulzie (4061)
United States
February 1, 2013 2:33pm CST
Have you heard the news? Today, February 1, 2013 Hillary Clinton has officially resigned as Secretary of State and Senator John Kerry will assume the position. I did not realize that she was considering leaving her position. I wonder if she might consider running as President of the United States in the future. You can read about this news here at the following links: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/hillary-clinton-formally-resigns-as-67th-secretary-of-state/2013/02/01/2d7c90f2-6ca5-11e2-8f4f-2abd96162ba8_story.html http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/senate-confirms-sen-john-kerry-as-secretary-of-state/ Have a great day and happy myLotting!!!
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
2 Feb 13
Since I don't work outside my house I keep up with all the news. I knew she was quitting some time ago and while I'm not sure Kerry will be a good SOS I hope he does a better job and no other ambassadors die.
@debrakcarey (19887)
• United States
2 Feb 13
John Kerry is a traitor. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1091943/posts he'll be perfect for the job!
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
2 Feb 13
I didn't know about that. I did know that his Purple Heart was for a splinter in his backside or some such thing. He threw away his medals, illustrating his disdain for the privilege of serving the people with his military service. I also know he docked his boat in another state to avoid taxes, which he says people should pay more of. I know he gripes about global warming while maintaining multiple residences that use more energy in a day than I do in a year and he and Theresa travel on a private jet. I know he is a hypocrite. But maybe he'll at least read the cables sent when an ambassador is desperately begging for help--Clinton says she did not read those cables. We have a government full of people with their own agendas and the good of the people is at the bottom of their lists.
@debrakcarey (19887)
• United States
6 Feb 13
Wasn't my words, it was the words of one of the vets he served with. So the mere passage of time makes the crime go away? Even if you never paid for it in the first place? What makes you think he's changed from being a traitor to a patriot? Oh, I forgot...you liberals love Bill Ayers now, cause he got your hero Obama started in politics. No matter he blew up government buildings and is responsible for the deaths of Americans....he's ok now cause that was sooooo looong ago! btw...are YOU the one going around neg. rating everyone?
@stealthy (8181)
• United States
2 Feb 13
If she had only resigned a year ago(and Obama wasn't president), then four Americans in Benghazi might still be alive. I'm not sure I have much faith in John Kerry doing any better job, however. I think it would be a very bad time for the U. S. if Hillary Clinton were to become president, so I hope she doesn't run.
@burrito88 (2774)
• United States
2 Feb 13
Yes and if the Republican Congress hadn't cut funding for security at our embassies.
@debrakcarey (19887)
• United States
2 Feb 13
There was still enough money in the budget for luxuries like a comedy troup to India and electric charging stations in some European embassy. And btw....a military contingent of 16 men, not on the State dept. payroll, begged the state dept. to be allowed to STAY in Benghazi because, as they stated in those memos and emails to Clinton (that she admitted she did not see)the Ambassador's life was in danger. Let me see; 16 men already being paid by the military budget (not State Dept.) to guard the Ambassador, were pulled days before the attack by State Dept. With State Dept. hiring Libyan nationals (from an area rife with al qaeda) to guard them instead. And State Dept. ok-ing money to be spent on entertainment in India. Yep, it's all those nasty conservatives fault, isn't it? Do you not see how the MSM and this administration are lying to you?
• United States
3 Feb 13
And what exactly did W. do to us? The same thing. He lied as well. He gets a pat on the back and go on by life knowing he's the cause of nearly 3000 of our own men and women, not counting the innocent lives he snuffed out just because Daddy and his crew couldn't make nice with the Saudi's? They got too greedy for money and oil, not caring about us? Deb, did you see any of the money the Bush Administration made for two wars they started for kicks? Are you better off now than you were ten years ago? You still believe his administration did the right thing by going to a country to find weapons of mass destruction? What did they find? A sling shot? How bout a boomerang? No, the Bush Administration lied to us.
@Lakota12 (42602)
• United States
2 Feb 13
I got to hot for her in the murders ofthe 4 over seas she had no way of getting out of her part of the coverup so she resigned. I hope she dont run for President!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
• United States
3 Feb 13
I'd be surprised if she did...but, I doubt seriously.
@AmbiePam (83308)
• United States
1 Feb 13
I really don't think she will run. By the time it's ready for the next election she'll be at least 70 years old. And it seems at least in recent elections, people don't want nominees to be that old. Not that they don't think they can do the job. Because they have a fear their health will affect the office they hold. I think that is one thing that hurt John McCain when he ran. I believe he was 74 years old. Also, I think she might have grandchildren by then. Would she really want to give up time like that to hold a highly stressful seat when her health already suffered a blood clot?
@burrito88 (2774)
• United States
2 Feb 13
McCain was 72 when he ran against Obama. Ronald Reagan was 70 when he was elected President and 78 when he left office. I think Hillary's recent health problems could pose a definite red flag if they are not temporary. I could see Bill Clinton as wanting to get elected President as it would put him back into the spotlight. As both a former President and the spouse of a President he could function as a de facto Secretary of State in his wife's administration.
@sender621 (14894)
• United States
2 Feb 13
I was kind of disappointed to hear of Hilary Clinton resigning her post. She is a very strong woman and I felt she did a lot of good as Secretary of State. I imagine that she had her own reasons for stepping down and I wish her the best of luck and hope that she stays in the political forces. Let's just say that John Kerry has big shoes to fill in his new job.
@fannitia (2167)
• Bulgaria
2 Feb 13
It was clear that she wanted to resign and there were rumours that she would run for President. I like what she did as a Secretary of state and I think that she is a strong woman. She didn't have the chance to enter the White house in 2008 and now I also realize that she is be too old to become a President. John Kerry was also a candidate to govern the country. Now he is in the US government. I hope that he will be a good successor of Clinton.
• United States
3 Feb 13
John McCain is pushing 70, didn't stop him.
@deebomb (15307)
• United States
2 Feb 13
Hello schulie. Hillary's stepping down has been on the news for along time now. After Benghazi I am glad to see her gone. She never did give a decent answer for why it happened or why help wasn't sent and why there were not any real guards on duty. I don't have much faith in John Kerry but hope he will be better at keeping our ambassadors safe. As for Hillary running for president in 2016 she says she is not inclined in several articles. As I am close to her in age 70 really doesn't seem like old age. I would not vote for her if she did run. She did do some good things.
@lelin1123 (15595)
• Puerto Rico
1 Feb 13
Yes, this is old news. She announced this during the campaign for the re-election of President Obama that she was stepping down. As for running for President in 2016 I don't know if she will be up to it. She will be 70 years old by then and I'm thinking she would rather be enjoying her life then being in command of the United States. It would be wonderful to finally have a female President but I don't see her running again.
@mariaperalta (19073)
• Mexico
1 Feb 13
Yes, she talked about leaving awhile back. I also think she may run in 4 years there.
• United States
1 Feb 13
There have been rumors that she won't run because she's getting out of politics. I'm still iffy when it comes to that. Whatever she does, good luck to her.