July 17th, 2014
11:04 AM ET
2 months ago

George W. Bush's stand-in? Hillary Clinton

(CNN) – After former President George W. Bush had to cancel an upcoming speech at a conference because of knee surgery, Hillary Clinton has agreed to speak instead.

Politico's Maggie Haberman, who's also a political analyst for CNN, reports that Clinton will speak at the Ameriprise Financial conference in Boston next week as Bush recovers from a second partial knee replacement surgey he had last weekend in Chicago. He had surgery on this other knee in May.

Clinton has been active on the paid speaking circuit since she stepped down from her post as secretary of state last year and as she considers a 2016 presidential bid.

"You kind of get the impression that Hillary Clinton will talk to any audience that is willing to hear from her at this point. It doesn't matter if it's universities, insurance groups, doctors. She'll talk to anybody right now," Julie Pace of the Associated Press said Thursday on CNN's "Inside Politics" with John King.

soundoff (44 Responses)
  1. salty dog

    Hey it must be said, check out that wall street journal article yet, ....crickets..... Louisiana 46% of income from the feds, $3.35 in handouts, for every one dollar received, nice huh? The others aren't far behind, that's fiscal responsibility, gop style, lmao.

    July 17, 2014 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  2. Lynda/Minnesota

    "why doesn't mitt Romney let them stay at his place, the kids would have a blast riding his elevator..."

    I wouldn't mind a ride in that infamous car elevator. But ONLY if Mr. Mittens wears his bellhop uniform ...

    July 17, 2014 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    it must be said

    Tampa Tim
    Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....
    Dean says:
    July 17, 2014 10:49 am at 10:49 am
    Get those Central American ‘children’ registered as ‘Democrat’!
    -–
    When did "children" start voting??
    -–
    Dean must have heard that children can now vote, thanks to the mental midget Hannity show.
    -

    It isn't just children storming the border. Many of the children are accompanied by adults and then there are just adults. Maybe you should take a moment to come up to speed on what is going on there?
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    No.
    Maybe you should take a moment to improve your reading comprehension and realize that she was responding tongue in cheek to the absurd comment posted by Dean?

    July 17, 2014 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  4. salty dog

    Alabama, 3.28 for every dollar 37% of income from feds,mississippi,3.07$, and 45.8% income from feds. And now are you going to suggest the wall street journal is lying for the Democrats? Or just ignore it completely, means nothing, SMH

    July 17, 2014 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    besides, she isn't an announced candidate. you and rudy can't seem to tell the difference
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    Oh they know the difference
    And they also know just like Hillary knows that your Party is so unhinged, hopeless, and that she chose NOT to attend in order to avoid dealing with any misperception your propaganda machine might drum up.
    She's a smart woman that Hillary.
    And if she runs she'll win.

    July 17, 2014 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Here come the warden....gotta split.

    July 17, 2014 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  7. Lynda/Minnesota

    Oh hey, Rudy. Is Hillary's pantsuits one of those things I'm supposed to let get under my skin? Or is it NOT supposed to let get under my skin?

    Gosh, but these GOPers are so confusing in their point by point meme's.

    July 17, 2014 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  8. Rick McDaniel

    That's like asking a criminal to dinner, because the judge you asked, couldn't make it.

    July 17, 2014 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  9. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Dominican mama 4 Obama says:
    July 17, 2014 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm
    Here come the warden….gotta split.

    Ok now you owe me a monitor! I spit lemonade everywhere!!!😄😄😄

    July 17, 2014 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  10. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    The pantsuit....
    Back in the day women that wore pantsuits were thought to be "butch" by those compensating for their lack of education and savoir faire with an overabundance of latent homophobia.
    With the GOP what's old is new again apparently.
    Know what I mean?

    July 17, 2014 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    Lynda/Minnesota

    Oh hey, Rudy. Is Hillary's pantsuits one of those things I'm supposed to let get under my skin? Or is it NOT supposed to let get under my skin?

    Gosh, but these GOPers are so confusing in their point by point meme's.
    -----------------------------------
    There's nothing confusing about ants and nines.

    July 17, 2014 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  12. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Dominican mama 4 Obama says:
    July 17, 2014 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm
    Here come the warden….gotta split.

    Ok now you owe me a monitor! I spit lemonade everywhere!!!😄😄😄
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Shush!
    It was a false alarm!
    Pheww!

    July 17, 2014 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  13. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Rick McDaniel

    That's like asking a criminal to dinner, because the judge you asked, couldn't make it
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    Obamacare covers your prescription drugs Rick.
    Buy some. Take some.
    You don't have to live like this dude.

    July 17, 2014 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  14. Gunderson

    Aw, Well,
    This ain't the first time a Second Stringer had to stand in for the first team. Hillary needs all the help she can get. But, in the words of Yoga Berra, When you come to a fork in the road, take it No doubt Hillary needs to be on Stage. The next one leaves in 5 minutes. Be on it.

    July 17, 2014 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  15. Chris..E.al

    Watch out for loose shoes breaking the sound barrier . Strike 1 .

    July 17, 2014 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  16. rs

    Gunderson

    Aw, Well,
    This ain't the first time a Second Stringer had to stand in for the first team. Hillary needs all the help she can get. But, in the words of Yoga Berra, When you come to a fork in the road, take it No doubt Hillary needs to be on Stage. The next one leaves in 5 minutes. Be on it.
    ______________________
    Do keep up Gundy (of the fake-O dialect)- Ms. Clinton trounces any GOPper out there. Too bad the Right only has knaves and fools to run.

    July 17, 2014 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  17. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Back in the day women that wore pantsuits were thought to be "butch" by those compensating for their lack of education and savoir faire with an overabundance of latent homophobia."

    Yep. Wore them often. Back in the day they were considered "business with a flair". Much easier climbing the stairs to the upper level echelons where I worked. Not so many gawkers hanging around the stairwells.

    And since I've retired I've adapted that butch look to a T: Jeans.

    July 17, 2014 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  18. just saying

    Rudy NYC
    besides, she isn't an announced candidate. you and rudy can't seem to tell the difference. yesterday he was in here claiming hillary clinton couldn't go to the progressive dingbat conference because it would be considered cooperating with a pac. well she is a private citizen right? so that assertion was the usual rudy rubbish.
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    You people are just too literal, and just cannot see past the next corner.
    If she did declare a candidacy, that conference would be the first thing that YOU would point to as a foul.
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    oh pulleze rudy!! it is pretty clear you make up your garbage postings as you go and when called on your garbage lies, then claim sarcasm, or in this case some nutty future fake foul. just admit it, you got caught in another lie trying to protect hillary clinton from criticism for not attending the whack job progressive conference.

    July 17, 2014 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  19. it must be said

    Dominican mama 4 Obama
    No.
    Maybe you should take a moment to improve your reading comprehension and realize that she was responding tongue in cheek to the absurd comment posted by Dean?
    --

    OK, we'll add this lie to the list you lefties use when your posts are shown to be lies. Let's see, there is now "sarcasm", "tongue in cheek", "I didn't say that", "false equivolency", "you're just a racist", "Bush did it too", "Obama didn't (fill in the blank)", "It's all Bush's fault",....

    July 17, 2014 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
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