January 12th, 2009
02:55 PM ET
14 years ago

Rice, Clinton to meet for dinner

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/12/28/art.rice.gi.jpg caption="Clinton and Rice will meet for dinner on the eve of the New York senator's secretary of state confirmation hearing."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley will host a private dinner Monday night for their likely successors, Sen. Hillary Clinton and Gen. James Jones, according to senior State Department officials.

Nobody else will be in attendance at the meeting.

Clinton and Rice have met a couple of times since Clinton was nominated by Obama for the position of secretary of state.


Filed under: Condoleezza Rice • Hillary Clinton • James Jones
soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. DanielF

    Would love to see Ms Rice write a book.

    January 12, 2009 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  2. Roger

    This shoul be a very short meeting...And the conversation should be something like this:

    Condoleezza Rice: Here you go Mrs Clinton The secret files that we prepared on Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Hamas, etc.....Just follow our leads and you will be fine. And make sure keep visiting Saudia Arabia you will get lots of gifts.

    Hillary Clinton: Thank you, I will make sure I will do the opposite and we will for sure get a better results. Now let's go eat.

    January 12, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  3. rob

    Be careful Condi, you and the Bush admin will be blamed for everything under the sun even as they see that what you were doing was the right thing all along. Ms. Clinton will be backing the bus over you on day one.

    January 12, 2009 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  4. Blerinda

    Good for them. Smart people do talk.

    January 12, 2009 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  5. ChicagoSuz

    I'd rather listen to her play the piano...

    January 12, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  6. Nelson Colorado Springs Co.

    good

    January 12, 2009 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  7. richard rohde

    Would love to see Condi as NFL Commissioner.

    January 12, 2009 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  8. cat

    Out with the old in with the new Scooby dooby doo where are you?

    January 12, 2009 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  9. Mickie

    I'll be glad to see the back of Rice. None of the people Bush appointed have an original thought of their own, well maybe "Brownie" who "did a great job" with Katrina.

    January 12, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  10. Griff

    Who will be the Puppet.... Why did this Lady not run for VP with John McCain??? Who will be the Puppet... Clinton? After George Bush Snr as Puppet of Regan... George Bush Jnr, as Puppet to His Dad..

    January 12, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  11. nom deplume

    "Nobody else will be in attendance"

    Except their respective food tasters.

    January 12, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  12. REG in AZ

    I can remember when C. Rice was running around telling the world the Bush statement (paraphrased) that they would have 'moved heaven and earth' had they had warning before '9/11' and then that 'WMD and terrorist connections' justified attacking Iraq and again that 'the world is better off without Saddam' as if that was justification and not really irresponsible rationalization. The truth is that Bush-Cheney would tell the lie and Rice would run around swearing to it to the whole world. The best advice that Clinton could get from Rice would be in contrast to her performance, to be honest and transparent to earn the trust and respect of the people, here at home and worldwide.

    January 12, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  13. Griff

    Who will be the Puppet.... Why did this Lady not run for VP with John McCain??? Who will be the Puppet... Clinton? After George Bush Snr as Puppet of Regan... George Bush Jnr, as Puppet to His Dad..
    Maybe she was not allowed by other Blacks...

    January 12, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  14. RealityKing

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. One giant step down for America..

    January 12, 2009 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  15. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    Would be glad to see when Ms. Rice leaves with W.

    January 12, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  16. chuck

    I SMELL A RAT SOMEWHERE.ARE THE REPUBLICANS BEING NICE TO PRESIDENT ELECT SO HE DOES NOT CALL AN INVESTIGATION ON THE BUSH'S ADMINISTRATION FOR WAR CRIMES AND THE KATRINA KILLINGS? I'M PERPLEXED.

    January 12, 2009 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  17. Jeff Brown

    Yeah, like this woman has so much wisdom to impart!

    January 12, 2009 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  18. Uncle S.A.M.

    Hillary is probably going to tell Condi, "you know my boss is going to bring your boss up on war crime charges, right?"

    January 12, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  19. Amber

    I'd like to see a ticket with Clinton at the top and Rice as VP.
    GOD, life would be good.

    January 12, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  20. Gretel

    Would love to see Condi get married and have some kids

    January 12, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  21. Colin

    All four of them are going to put their keys in a punch bowl...

    January 12, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  22. REG in AZ

    Some offer that the Bush admin has kept this country safe since '9/11' and further that they have done a good job in fighting the wars but the facts just don't support any of that. As far as safe is concerned, that is a farce as anyone making a sincere and conscientious effort would have accomplished far more – remember Dubi Ports taking over our port security, the short comings with trains, chemical companies, energy installations security and the accusations of not being cost effective as they patronized favored vendors. And as far as the wars are concerned, there has been the neglect in Afghanistan as they concentrated on the falsely justified Iraq War benefiting only Special Interests, the convenient misreporting, the graft and corruption throughout and the lack of irresponsibility and/or conscience always lying about everything to everyone. C. Rice should right a book, an honest expose, the 'confessions of a dishonest government'.

    January 12, 2009 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  23. Irritated in Fl

    Going to be sad to see you go Ms. Rice. I voted for Hillary and gave her money but I regret it. I wish you had run for President so that we could have had a genuine Black American rather than Osama.

    January 12, 2009 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  24. S Callahan

    Would love to put the flying recording fly on this more than on all the Presidents together.....

    This is good.

    January 12, 2009 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  25. boered1

    Condi make sure you count the silver!

    January 12, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
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