January 12th, 2009
03:00 PM ET
13 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. Brent Scott

    Senator Hillary Clinton will make a great Secretary of State. Something tells me that she will do more than board a plane and fly around the world for photo ops as Miss Condeleeza Rice has done. I see great progress for America with it's image around the world and Clinton will be at the lead of making it happen. It is time to turn the page of this horrible book that has been written so, bye, bye Rice and hello Clinton!

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

    She has too many skeletons in the closet. It will be good without her!

    January 12, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  3. ChicagoSuz

    I don't know why she's bothering... you know all the questions are gonna be about Bill...

    January 12, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  4. we know

    they are all paid for by AIPAC and wall street loan sharks and ponzi schemers, LOL.

    January 12, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  5. tired of corporate politics

    Hillary watch your back if things go badly for Obama. Remember all the nasty campaigning he had going against you.

    January 12, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  6. nom deplume

    She only needs one, a lawyer, who will help her to repeat:

    "I don't recall"

    "I don't remember"

    "That depends on the definition of 'is'"

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

    Good Luck Hillary Clinton.

    January 12, 2009 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  8. PJP in OK

    With Clinton as the boss that oughta be fun! (NOT!!!!!) Good luck to the people working with her!

    January 12, 2009 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  9. Gary of LA

    I wish her well! HILLARY for PRESIDENT 2012!

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

    Oh, stop! She is not Bill! She is smart, independent, and a servant of the people. She also chose to stay married, which should please those conservatives!

    January 12, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  11. jaye

    I have faith in Hillary. She will do an excellent job!

    January 12, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  12. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    Amazing how an individual (Hillary) needs to be "preped" before her Senate Confirmation Hearing. Why can't she just answer the questions--she is seasoned and experience--isn't she?-–or is this just a political pay back for being the "looser."

    January 12, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  13. believe

    this will be a welcome confirmation, soon america's change can begin.

    January 12, 2009 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  14. Lauren

    Here is my question,,, WHO is paying all for these advisors??????

    And why in god name does she need TEN of them.

    January 12, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  15. johnboy

    she's a pro.
    if it takes ten advisors. she gets ten advisors.

    the republicans have wanted to grill her for years.
    so why not be prepared.

    January 12, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  16. Joe the Builder


    January 12, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  17. Debby

    She will be great as Sec. of State.

    January 12, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  18. Amber

    I love you Hillary. 😀

    All smiles. I'd be even happier if it was you getting sworn in on Jan. 20. The U.S. and the World would be much better off. Oh well....next time.

    January 12, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  19. Virginia

    What, she needs tutors to prepare for something is supposed to already know about and how to do the job? Really the best pick, eh?

    January 12, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  20. boered1

    trying to get her lies straight? willneed more than 10 advisors! Good thing her and hubby have all that money for "overseas" to help them afford good lawyers and cover up the things they do not want known.


    January 12, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  21. Bridgette-PA

    Hey, stop hating on the Hillster. Leave her alone...let her do her thing and then run in 2016. It is on and poppin'

    January 12, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  22. MD

    She has 9 advisors shopping for Kevlar against sniper fire.

    January 12, 2009 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  23. Karen-Phoenix

    She will do just fine!!!! To bad Palin didn't have some kind of "confermation" hearing before she became govenor, let alone run with McCain!!

    January 12, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  24. Mike, Syracuse NY

    Why? Does she have something to hide?

    January 12, 2009 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  25. sandee in Portland

    I truly don't think PE Obama could have selected a more abrasive personality for this position.

    January 12, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
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