November 18th, 2013
09:31 AM ET
5 months ago

Hillary Clinton and the sisterhood

Washington (CNN) - A gathering of Washington's most important military leaders doesn't seem like the obvious place to champion the cause of increasing women's power around the world. Nor does Hillary Clinton seem like the obvious choice for an award from the National Defense University.

But in accepting the American Patriot Award - presented annually to honor leaders who have "strengthened America's strategic interests and advanced global security" - the former secretary of state, U.S. senator and first lady used the stage Thursday to argue for more women in positions of power.

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  1. Gurgyl

    All just say, we love Hillary, Hillary16. God bless us all.

    November 18, 2013 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    You'll never see Sarah Palin or Bachmann receiving such an award. You betcha!

    November 18, 2013 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  3. Sniffit

    Massive distributed denial of service attacks from right wing activists using the "Destroy Obama Care!" application and CNN doesn't even bother to report on it. You've sunk low, CNN...LOW.

    November 18, 2013 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Dow 16,007.36 (+0.29 %)

    November 18, 2013 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  5. bassman

    I wonder if CNN would have ignored Sean Hannity if he had made a vulgar comment about Mrs. Clinton like MSNBC's Martin Bashir just made about Sarah Palin.

    November 18, 2013 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  6. just saying

    hillary clinton needs to come clean on benghazi and what she was doing the entire time her employees were fighting for their lives. she needs and go before a real investigative body and answer questions on her actions and discussions with chris stevens regarding her denial of adequate security in an aq haven where threats had been issued and carrried out.

    November 18, 2013 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  7. Sniffit

    "For crying out loud, this drives me crazy. I think of the SLC winter Olympics and how it was steeped in deficit and corruption (probably like most Olympics, actually) and how Mitt Romney came in and made it a phenomenal success."

    Yeah, he made it a success by getting gov't money. It's that simple. A $1.5B bailout that was mostly in place BEFORE Mittens came on the scene thanks to Clinton, Dubya and the state of Utah. He didn't build that.

    November 18, 2013 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  8. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    You'll never see Sarah Palin or Bachmann receiving such an award. You betch
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    Indeed not Dutch and what a HUGE two hand smackdown for the Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! crowd eh?!
    Yes indeed.
    Hillary 2016.
    Ain't no stopping us now...!

    November 18, 2013 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  9. Rudy NYC

    Sniffit

    "For crying out loud, this drives me crazy. I think of the SLC winter Olympics and how it was steeped in deficit and corruption (probably like most Olympics, actually) and how Mitt Romney came in and made it a phenomenal success."

    Yeah, he made it a success by getting gov't money. It's that simple. A $1.5B bailout that was mostly in place BEFORE Mittens came on the scene thanks to Clinton, Dubya and the state of Utah. He didn't build that.
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    Most people on the right are unaware that the Salt Lake City Games were supposed to be entirely privately funded. Their fund raising was running woefully behind schedule. Private investment savant Mitt Romney was bought in to raise private capital, to bring the fund raising efforts back on pace with construction.

    Romney failed at the mear impossible task. Who would want to "invest" in it, anyway? Olympic Games almost always lose money. Any investments were almost certainly going to turn into philanthopic grants over the long haul. And so, the same Republicans in Congress who pushed for a privately funded event, were now forced to accept reality and fund the Games with tax dollars.

    November 18, 2013 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  10. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    because what's really going on is that minorities can't stand the GOP/Teatrolls' ideology, their policies OR THEIR BEHAVIOR
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    As a Dominican woman of African heritage who is a naturalized citizen of this country I'll vouch for that
    That's a "threefer" for those of you that can't count that high.

    November 18, 2013 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  11. Donna

    Obama gets an award for doing absolutely NOTHING, and now Hillary Clinton gets an award for doing absolutely NOTHING. Isn't it wonderful how all of these liberal groups hand out awards to themselves and their buddies? Welcome to the wonderful world of the left where everybody gets an award just for showing up. And these award laden do nothings run the country right into the ground. Obama did it, Hillary Clinton will do it. And then expect another award.

    November 18, 2013 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  12. Silence DoGood

    @just saying "hillary clinton needs to come clean on benghazi " "a real investigative body"
    ...and you're probably still waiting for Obama's real, Real birth certificate.
    .... or the real, Real report on ufo's.

    November 18, 2013 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  13. Rudy NYC

    Donna

    Obama gets an award for doing absolutely NOTHING, and now Hillary Clinton gets an award for doing absolutely NOTHING.
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    Barack Obama's Nobel prize was actually a "thank-you" to the American people for not electing war mongering John McCain in 2008. The prize committee merely selected him to come and pick it up for us. :)

    HIllary Clinton has done a lot more for this country that any conservative female politician ever has, ever could, and ever will.

    November 18, 2013 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  14. Lynda/Minnesota

    "So is she simply continuing the work of a lifetime? Or is she using her public platform to build a base for 2016?"

    Well, CNN. I suspect we will eventually learn which way the wind blows. Good job keeping the "is she or isn't she" conversation going day after day (after day).

    November 18, 2013 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  15. Silence DoGood

    @Donna "Hillary Clinton gets an award for doing absolutely NOTHING. "
    This is very convincing for those without access to the internet and without 10 seconds to google her amazing career.
    Now, Mr.Cruz doing nothing cost $$Billions in hostage taking fees.

    November 18, 2013 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  16. Gunderson

    Whazzat?
    Now you know you should never elect someone president that is successful in life. That way you will never have to take any responsibility for you life. Mitt Romney is very successful so can't vote for him. Somebody that has no experience is who you want. Then you won't look bad in comparison. Savvy? Practice your DON'T KNOW NOTHING AND PROUD OF IT mentality.

    November 18, 2013 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  17. freedom

    Her sisterhood consists of women who don't have the sense or integrity to leave philandering husbands, don't know how to buy their own contraceptives, and will do ANYTHING to achieve their agenda of power – and in her case – lying over the caskets of the murdered servicemen in Benghazi, under her watch as Sec of State, and then proclaiming that it doesn't make a difference how they died. That says it ALL.

    November 18, 2013 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |