Kerry's advice on how to marry women like Clinton
November 15th, 2013
11:10 AM ET
10 months ago

Kerry's advice on how to marry women like Clinton

(CNN) – Appearing at Georgetown University on Friday with predecessor Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State John Kerry gave some tips to the men at the school, where former President Bill Clinton also studied.

"For all the men...who sat in or who sit in classrooms where Bill Clinton sat so many years ago, my advice to you is this: Study hard, go to Oxford, become governor of your state, and then maybe you can marry one of the country's remarkable Secretaries of State," he joked.

Kerry was full of praise for Hillary Clinton after she introduced him at the event, which focused on progress made by women in Afghanistan. Referring to her as "Madam Secretary slash Senator slash First Lady slash everything," Kerry thanked her for her work in advocating for women and girls.

Former First Lady Laura Bush was also in attendance. She and Clinton serve as honorary co-chairs of the U.S.-Afghan Women's Council, and will take part in a public discussion at the Georgetown event.


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  1. Data Driven

    "For all the men...who sat in or who sit in classrooms where Bill Clinton sat so many years ago, my advice to you is this: Study hard, go to Oxford, become governor of your state, and then maybe you can marry one of the country's remarkable Secretaries of State,"

    LOL, nice tact, John. Oy vey.

    November 15, 2013 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  2. rob

    Here come the FLUFF pieces on Hillary from CNN and all the other slobbering liberal Hillary loving media outlets.

    Would someone please list Hillary Clinton's accomplishments as the Sec of State or as Senator or as the FLOTUS.

    Or, perhaps would CNN mind very much looking into what Hillary was doing while the Compound in Beghazi was under terrorist attack and what her role was in the lead up to and the cover-up following the murder of our Ambassador and three other Americans there?

    November 15, 2013 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  3. HenryMiller

    "...maybe you can marry one of the country's remarkable Secretaries of State."

    Yeah, there are a whole bunch of remarks I could make about that Secretary of State...

    November 15, 2013 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  4. Gurgyl

    You need a luck too. Those Ivy League means nothing.

    November 15, 2013 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  5. Tom1940

    Spoken like a man, that should Hillary be successful in her bid for President will need an experienced hand at the State Dept, upon whom she can depend – no doubt.

    November 15, 2013 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  6. sonny chapman

    Hillary ain't 1/2 the woman that Michelle Bachman or Sarah Palin are.

    November 15, 2013 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  7. A True Conservative

    Yup....obligitory puff pieces.....you sold the slowest among us a bill of goods during the last two presidential elections CNN....do us all a fovor and start actually investigating things and reporting news....in other words...get off of the Democrat payroll.....they won't ever respect you.....you are being used.....

    November 15, 2013 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  8. Malory Archer

    rob

    Here come the FLUFF pieces on Hillary from CNN and all the other slobbering liberal Hillary loving media outlets.

    Would someone please list Hillary Clinton's accomplishments as the Sec of State or as Senator or as the FLOTUS.

    Or, perhaps would CNN mind very much looking into what Hillary was doing while the Compound in Beghazi was under terrorist attack and what her role was in the lead up to and the cover-up following the murder of our Ambassador and three other Americans there?

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    HenryMiller

    "...maybe you can marry one of the country's remarkable Secretaries of State."

    Yeah, there are a whole bunch of remarks I could make about that Secretary of State...

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    ROFLMAO at how strong women so terribly frighten the tighty righties! Time for us "libruls" to seriously consider purchasing some noise cancelling headphones in time for the 2016 election, because when the tighty righties lose the House – and rightly so – they're only going to ramp up their shrill, toxic venom filled word vomit even more!

    November 15, 2013 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  9. Silence DoGood

    Ms. Clinton has advocated for women's rights around the world often without fanfare in places where it is a tough to be a woman. Thanks for your work in the world.

    November 15, 2013 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  10. sonny chapman

    Hey Rob, someone could tell you all of those things & they'd go in one ear, miss your brain & your heart & come out of the other ear. NOW, if you heard it on Fox, it would become cemented into your brain & become impervious to all other info.

    November 15, 2013 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  11. ProudDem

    Red meat for the right. Bring on the Benghazi conspiracy theories.

    November 15, 2013 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  12. Sniffit

    "Here come the FLUFF pieces on Hillary from CNN and all the other slobbering liberal Hillary loving media outlets. "

    I'd be happy to see them go away too...along with the constant deluge of fluff pieces about Chris Christie, his lap band, his weight, him killing a spider in front of some kids on a field trip, what he had for dinner, him calling in sick, etc. The problem isn't really that the MSM is biased towards Clinton or towards Christie. It's that their biased towards feeding the masses fluff instead of substance, because the only thing care about is what will get you to turn to their cable station or click on things on their website.

    November 15, 2013 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  13. Fair is Fair

    John Kerry...the only marriage advice that mug should be giving is how to find a fabulously wealthy but homely woman and convince them to marry you... TWICE.

    November 15, 2013 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  14. Silence DoGood

    News reports recently reported on an anti-Hillary conservative PAC video game where you can "slap" Hillary. Disgusting. Any women voters on the fence about how conservatives feel about powerful women might want to go there (easy to google) and witness what they think in secret about a woman getting a little too much say.

    November 15, 2013 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  15. $$$$

    Truth be told, I have not agreed with John Kerry very much over the years. However, I give him credit for trying.
    I still can't figure out what Hillary Clinton did for five years.

    November 15, 2013 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  16. Warren

    Rob.. Lets not forget.....

    Republicans denying security funding for Benghazi and then blaming Obama and Clinton for the lack of security in Benghazi. The media were oddly uninterested in that alarming fact.

    November 15, 2013 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  17. sonny chapman

    Hey Jeff, the Catholic Church used to,may still, preach against the evil of Divorce & about the Grace of Forgiveness, even in abuse & alcoholic situations. What don't you rail against them.

    November 15, 2013 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  18. sonny chapman

    Hey $$$ , check out my comment to Rob.

    November 15, 2013 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  19. JGN

    Sigh. I really do see SO little hope for the puny human race when males STILL continue to bash mothers, wives, daughters and other highly competent women as being somehow lesser beings, and it's 2013!! Not, please keep in mind, 13 BC or 13 AD; 2000 years AFTER what we admit to be ancient history we are still subjected to males behaving like newly hatched pre-historic beings. What passes for smart ass remarks (the chosen method for online communication) is truly pathetic and proves again and again ROB that we might as well give up. There is no teaching the moronic.

    November 15, 2013 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  20. rob

    Malory,
    The only thing that frightens me is the complete whitewash of Hillary Clintons record as Sec of State by the media and the utter lack of accomplishments in her career.

    November 15, 2013 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  21. rob

    Warren,
    That story was reported when the Dems first tried to blame the rep's in Congress but was quickly refuted because the Senate passed the funding the President initially asked for and subsequently signed off on.

    November 15, 2013 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  22. sherry

    The GOP clown car is packed with women who are crazed and comic-like figures (Palin, Bachmann,etc) but Hillary Clinton is a woman of proven intelligence, grace and stature. She is highly admired and respected in this country and all around the world while Palin and Bachmann are (rightly) considered laughingstocks.

    November 15, 2013 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  23. rob

    Sniffit,
    Don't worry, the FLUFF on Christie will stop very quickly if he were win the Rep Primary and face Hillary in a general election. The media will help the Dems tear him to pieces.

    November 15, 2013 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  24. smith

    Yeah Kerry, Aguy who cheated multiple times on his wife and then lied to nation about it on tv. Good role model you got there.

    November 15, 2013 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  25. just asking

    and i will ask yet again.... just what were accomplishments as a senator and secretary of state. the only one i can think of was getting four of her employees killed needlessly, then lying about it and cover it up.

    anyone??? 4years of running around the world at our expense and what did she accomplish? middle east in flames, iran on the verge of getting nukes, aq takin gover libya, muslim brotherhood took over egpyt, syria in all out civil war, and nobody trusts the usa anymore.

    November 15, 2013 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
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