June 19th, 2009
01:50 PM ET
soundoff (196 Responses)
  1. Melissa

    The same way it does everyone elses job. She'll hurt, take painkillers, but do everything she can not to be out of work becase she can't afford it while she wears a sling on her arm until it heals.

    Thats life.

    June 19, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  2. EVA KIRK

    I think after a few days of rest, she will be right back at it. she is an incredible woman.

    June 19, 2009 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  3. Reben

    Reben Navarrette-
    You can say what ever you want to whom ever you want-
    President Obama is right about keeping silent. Let those people handle there own problems, if there is one The U.S. has enough problems here at home. No one else comes to our aide.

    June 19, 2009 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  4. Pragmatic

    She broke her elbow – not her head! She has a good team and seeing her in action when running her campaign ... a lot a stamina and energy... she'll do her job just fine.

    The MSM – always looking for the negative – even wondering if the crew on the plane the pilot died on should have told the passengers. Nope: just land the plane without having to deal with frightened customers.

    June 19, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  5. Ren from Baltimore

    It takes physical events like this to remind one of mortality. In so doing, it usually focuses attention on getting most out of the time left.

    I anticipate she will focus ever more intently on her main tasks and objectives. I would want to be on whatever side she's on from now on!

    Go Hillary! Go America!

    June 19, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  6. dennis

    WAH There are millions of people out there suffering more than her and do they get in the news.....NO NO NO come on you guys get with it......

    June 19, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  7. Doraine Gordon

    Hillary's broken elbow won't have any effect on her jb. She is one tough cookie who can handle anything that is thrown at her. She is doing an excellent job and I think our country is lucky to have her for our Secretary Of State.

    June 19, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  8. KJL

    All this news makes it sound like she injured her brain, not her elbow. It's a miserable injury, but she will recover.

    June 19, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  9. WDRussell

    For people our age(Hillary and me), falls are a lot more important to us than they were 40 years ago.

    June 19, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  10. Susan in NC

    There is absolutely no way, Secretary of State Clinton will allow her broken elbow to keep her from her duties. She's one tough lady and I wish her well.

    June 19, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  11. AJ

    It shouldn't affect it at all !!! She dosen't do ANYTHING !!!!!

    June 19, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  12. Proud Member..Party of No

    Hopefully it will keep her at home to prevent her from inflicting any further damage to our country.

    June 19, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  13. Rob

    Shouldn't affect her job at all. She's still able to kiss the butts of terrorist regimes, and bad mouth allies like Israel.

    June 19, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  14. St Louie

    She simply broke her elbow! This woman will work through this because she's tough and determined, like most of us. She'll have her surgery and a couple days of light duty and that's the end of the story! Besides, it's her decision making capabilities and her international relations that matter here, not whether she can use her elbow.

    June 19, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  15. GI Joe

    Does her job require arm-wrestling?

    June 19, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  16. Ellie, MD

    Oh please, this is such a STUPID question. HOW did it affect Gates ability to do HIS job? WHY should it affect it at all. We live in the 21st Century, Secretary Clinton does not have to be closed up in an office to function.

    Come on CNN, where's your brain?

    June 19, 2009 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  17. Mike

    Responding to Brett's comment, before you post you need to understand what you are talking about. It is not her job to "stay home". It is her job to be aware of what the rest of the world is doing and how it affects the US.

    June 19, 2009 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  18. Joan

    Good luck Hillary! I love you!

    June 19, 2009 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  19. Wingnuttia-Free Zone

    CNN = Create the (Goofy) News Network

    June 19, 2009 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  20. Laurie in Spokane

    Is CNN for real? What a stupid question about her broken elbow affecting her job. Come on!! Her head's not broken.....I think CNN's corporate head is tho.

    June 19, 2009 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  21. Ann

    she'll be fine, don't make a big deal out of this... or maybe Mr. Obama wants to find a reason to send her home? I wouldn't be surprised, he is still scared of her power.

    June 19, 2009 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  22. Alex Badme, Albuquerque, NM

    It is a plus for this country. It would have better though if she had broken her mouth.

    June 19, 2009 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  23. David

    How would a little elbow surgery effect her job? wow! I need the name and address of the smart one that came up with that question.

    June 19, 2009 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  24. Obama Victim

    will make it tough to surrender.....both arms in the air...don't ya know

    June 19, 2009 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  25. dk

    @ Brett June 19th, 2009 9:49 am ET

    Finally, you sit down and STAY in USA for few months.. let focus on OUR home, as it is your duty.. not other country!

    Brett, you are an idiot, It IS her job to travel to other countries representing the US interest. If she was staying IN the US, she WOULDN'T be doing her job! Moron!!!

    June 19, 2009 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
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