January 12th, 2009
03:00 PM ET
14 years ago

Roughly 10 advisors helping Clinton prep for confirmation

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/POLITICS/12/21/clinton.debt/art.clintondebt.gi.jpg caption="Hillary Clinton's confirmation hearing is slated for tomorrow."](CNN) - The team helping Hillary Clinton prepare for her secretary of state confirmation hearing includes roughly 10 advisors, from deputy designates Jim Steinberg and Jack Lew, Wendy Sherman, and campaign policy aide Jake Sullivan to her Senate foreign policy staffer, Andrew Shapiro.

A senior advisor says Clinton's meetings with Senate Foreign Relations Committee members have gone well. Her confirmation hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (72 Responses)
  1. realtybites

    reality king, we are done being afraid. If you want to huddle in your basement and duct tape your windows, feel free. The rest of this country has had enough fear mongering. This is the land of the free and the home of the BRAVE

    January 12, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  2. the idiot

    She said it takes a village, though I think she meant a "commune." Did anyone tell her she can't keep the gifts?

    January 12, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  3. Working for a living

    Clinton will never fill the shoes of Rice. She will not have the back bone to stand up and say or do the right thing.

    January 12, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  4. arc, Lugano CH

    RealityKing January 12th, 2009 3:58 pm ET
    Secretary of State Clinton and CIA Obama…, be very afraid America.
    A Koran in your walmart is all it would take for you to keep running, screaming bloody murder until you reached Toronto.

    January 12, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  5. Daniel

    So what is her job? isn't she the next TAPAX lady spokeswoman?

    January 12, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  6. Scott the Independent

    Reality King – guess what Fox Noise is being discontinued and you will have to come back to the real world.

    January 12, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  7. Scott the Independent

    As long as Clinton does tell the story about ducking from bullets she'll be fine.

    January 12, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  8. KLS

    To Reality King: Why exactly are you afraid of Clinton and Obama? From your comment it appears in your reality Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, etc were the best thing for America. You and I must have been living in completely different realities during the last 8 years. Are you really better off than you were 8 years ago? If so you are about the only American who is. I hope that you will open you mind and actually give our next president and his cabinet a chance to get our nation turned around.
    God bless America!
    God bless our Troops!!
    God bless President Obama!!!

    January 12, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  9. Steven

    Amen, Kay!

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

    Cheer's to Hillary's nomination...and a laugh at all you haters that didn't want her part of this adminstration.

    I'm still smiling that Richardson didn't get it. It was his only reason for backing Obama in the first place. Perhaps Obama will be a great president after all.

    I was a PUMA but wish Obama great success in his two terms!

    January 12, 2009 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  11. Farrell, Houston, Tx


    January 12, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  12. WIlly Brown

    Is Sandy Burglar one of them?

    January 12, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  13. Lyndon from CA

    Go Hil Go!

    January 12, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  14. Jackie in Dallas

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Oh come on. Even though I didn't vote for Hillary, I can understand the fact that she is an intelligent woman. You are mistaking her for Sarah Palin!

    January 12, 2009 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  15. In da Burgh

    This sounds like the start to a How may does it take joke...

    Answer: 10, 1 to keep her calm and 9 to remind panel members what happened to the last guy that crossed her.

    January 12, 2009 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  16. suzy

    WE LOVE YOU HILLARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 12, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  17. Paul in SC

    Kay, I have never been afraid. What country do you live in?

    January 12, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  18. Furey

    We love the fact she is part of the new administration. Good pick and she deserves it. moreover, she will do great as well as the new president.

    January 12, 2009 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  19. tom

    GREAT, if it was reported that Sara Palin had "roughly" 10 advisors (having a hard time with math?) the liberals and media would have had a field day...but Hillary "vast right wing conspiracy" Clinton is smart? How many does Carolin Kennnedy get? Roughly 20?

    Never met a liberal who wasn't a hypocrite.

    January 12, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  20. tom

    Oh and kay, with hindsight YOU didn't have to be afraid. This administration did not do a lot right...but it DID keep you safe. And to any liberal losers who want to talk about "rights" they lost. Tell me which ones and when.

    January 12, 2009 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  21. Bobby B.

    it just goes on and on....

    January 12, 2009 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  22. TruthWillSetYouFree37

    Why so many? I thought Hillary was super smart and highly educated.

    January 12, 2009 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
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