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. mary.florida

    Would love to see Condi help convict dick and the idiot.

    January 12, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  2. TCM

    I want to know why there aren't ten advisors preparing Rice for her meeting with Clinton? Oh that's right...she's a republican...she's got a brain!

    January 12, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  3. 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 responsibility and/or conscience always lying about everything to everyone. C. Rice should write a book, an honest expose, the 'confessions of a dishonest government'.

    January 12, 2009 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  4. Karen-Phoenix

    If Rice writes a book, let hope she writes the honest truth!!

    January 12, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  5. box of rocks?

    All she wanted for christmas was some new front teeth.Poor thing.

    January 12, 2009 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  6. Steve

    Hey, Hillary, here's some advice: do the exact opposite of what Condi did/didn't do and you'll be a great Secretary of State.

    She has to be the worst excuse for a diplomat I have ever seen. Bush and Cheney were probably sitting behind her all the time pulling her string to make her mouth move.

    January 12, 2009 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  7. Jan

    Would love to see this failure good away.

    January 12, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  8. Mike in NYC

    Would love to see her just go away.

    What a lousy S of S she's been.

    January 12, 2009 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  9. debra from Georgia

    Would love to Ms Rice run for President of the United States

    January 12, 2009 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  10. NYC REPUB

    Great, full steam ahead....... DEMS, we've got some wars to end, the best way possible. I really pray that this administration makes a difference in the world......... that's what I want, and they can have my vote again in 2012.......Make a difference, please. Hillary and J.Jones, work w/ Mr. Obama....

    January 12, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  11. Gary of El Centro, Ca

    With Hadley and Rice hosting the dinner, the only appropriate main course would be "crow". And they should be eating a lot of it.

    January 12, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  12. alvino

    Hillary, if you listen carefully, you might find out how to get an oil tanker named after you.

    January 12, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  13. William, from Cali!

    What's on the menu? Goat meat fillet for the New Secty of State... ( Job well done C.R.!)

    January 12, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  14. HouseDiva

    GO TO JAIL WITH YOUR HANDLERS CONDI RICE!!!

    January 12, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  15. Lauren

    Did Hillary Ok this dinner with her TEN advisors she has working to get her confirmed?

    Or amybe she needs to get Rices input also, she must not be able to get confrimed on her OWN merits,,, she needs help to do it.

    January 12, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  16. ran

    Clinton would be better serve by having lunch with the homeless then Rice. 1/20/09 just can't come fast enough for me.

    January 12, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  17. California Gold

    I wonder how far Connie can spit seeds through the gap in her front teeth.

    January 12, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  18. Scott the Independent

    Yeah and Rice will vent about being humiliated this week when Bush back stab her on the Iraseal cease fire UN bill.

    January 12, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  19. TexAnnie *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*

    I had such great expectations for Condoleezza Rice when she became Secretary of State. She never met ANY of them. She has been one of the most ineffective do-nothing Secretarys of State I've witnessed in over 40 years of watching politics. I am incredibly disappointed in her performance.

    January 12, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  20. Ia Guy

    Go Hillary!!!!

    January 12, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  21. Jackie in Dallas

    Would love not to see C Rice at all!

    January 12, 2009 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  22. Peter (CA)

    "Dr. Rice-What was the name of that briefing that the President did not read?"

    "I think it was called 'Bin Laden determined to attack within the United States'."

    That pretty much sums it all up.

    January 12, 2009 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  23. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    I HAD A LOT OF RESPECT FOR CONDI UNTIL SHE SAID BUSH WAS A GREAT PRESIDENT. HILLARY WON'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES AS CONDI, JUST BEING A YES PERSON. IN BUSH'S ADM. YOU HAD TO BE A YES PERSON BECAUSE IF YOU WEREN'T YOU WERE AGAINST HIM, SO CONDI ALWAYS SAID YES.

    January 12, 2009 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  24. Lyndon from CA

    Condi should be having dinner with me. She has so much to offer, loyalty being the most important.

    January 12, 2009 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  25. Khelley

    What a sequence! A white president is stepping down, a black one is taking over; both of them have one thing in common, a female secretary; a black Secretary is leaving, a white one is comming on.
    To the one leaving I say, My Condoleances, Condoleeza,

    January 12, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
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