January 12th, 2009
03:00 PM ET
12 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.


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soundoff (72 Responses)
  1. Houff

    It cannot be a good sign that a democrat-controlled Senate concerns Ms. Rodham-Clinton over a cabinet confirmation. I thought everyone loved her....

    January 12, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  2. Laura, Boston

    Well you know the saying, "It takes a village". Now where did I hear that before?

    January 12, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  3. box of rocks?

    SHES A CLOSET REPUBLICAN JUST LIKE HER OLD MAN WAS.

    January 12, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  4. Chuck, Tennessee

    What a waste of time and money. We all know she will be confirmed!

    January 12, 2009 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  5. Griff

    I believed in You... I believed in Bill years ago. Now! Today?
    Borack Obama.... You sold your Country to the "Highest Bidder!

    Maybe Democracy forever... Venus in "Blue Jeans"! Turned into Basheba! Just another Book.... Fiction.

    January 12, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  6. tess

    the milquetoast senators will ask her how she slept, did she get enough to eat and drink before the confirmation hearings and is she perfectlly comfortable or should they get her a pillow for her chair! after she coyily responds oh yeees – i'm fine will they say "ok, well i guess we know all we need to to confirm you – good luck madam queen – call us if there is anything we can do to make your life easy" if however this had been a republican they would have been sent straight to jail for lying, obstruction of justice in hiding files, accepting illegal monies and having her lackies do her dirty work and lying to congress and lawyers everywhere. oh well – welcome to washington!

    January 12, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  7. tess

    the milquetoast senators will ask her how she slept, did she get enough to eat and drink before the confirmation hearings and is she perfectlly comfortable or should they get her a pillow for her chair! after she coyily responds oh yeees – i'm fine will they say "ok, well i guess we know all we need to to confirm you – good luck madam queen – call us if there is anything we can do to make your life easy" if however this had been a republican they would have been sent straight to jail for lying, obstruction of justice in hiding files, accepting illegal monies and having her lackies do her dirty work and lying to congress and lawyers everywhere. oh well – welcome to washington!

    January 12, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  8. DW

    Hillary Clinton is more than qualified to be Secretary of State, so I hope the confirmation hearings dwell on the topics of what she considers to be the biggest issues in the world, how she intends to approach them, whether she will prioritize them, and what capable people she intends to bring on board – or as civilian advisors – to aid her in their resolution.

    January 12, 2009 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  9. BB

    She's a good attorney - doubt they can tell her very much. She'll do fine.

    January 12, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  10. RealityKing

    Secretary of State Clinton and CIA Obama..., be very afraid America.

    January 12, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  11. Jackie in Dallas

    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 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  12. Maria

    You're a jerk!

    January 12, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  13. Maria

    The previous comment "you're a jerk" referred to "nom deplume"s comments, not Sen. Clinton who I supported for president and admire very much.
    Maria

    January 12, 2009 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  14. Louis

    Who is paying for all these advisors–hard-working taxpayers?

    January 12, 2009 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  15. BJ

    Why does she need to prep for the hearings? All she has to do is kiss Obamas backside and she will get confirmed.

    January 12, 2009 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  16. Michael

    She knows in her heart that she would have handily defeated McCain as well. All she had to do was the get by Obama. Goodness, it must be a difficult pill to swallow.

    January 12, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  17. chris@stl

    You will do fine, Hillary.

    January 12, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  18. A Woman In California For Obama

    This no doubt should be interesting...

    January 12, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  19. Veronica Richmond, VA.

    10 people? Wow! That's 9 too many to help her lie. Did she pay that 7million yet?

    January 12, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  20. Gary of El Centro, Ca

    She will make a better Sec. of State than she would have made a POTUS. Right person for the right slot......thats the key to success.

    January 12, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  21. William, from Cali!

    I wish her all the luck...in trying to fill "C.Rice's " shoes! She will need some, that's only... if she gets confirmed!

    January 12, 2009 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  22. kay

    To "reality king"; Have been very afraid for the last 8 years. Good to have a respite from fear within my own country.

    January 12, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  23. Madam Secretary

    I hope one of them is a Hollywood make-up artist. She needs all the help she can get.

    January 12, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  24. ah

    All the best for Hillary!

    January 12, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  25. Rick

    I guess it does take a village.

    January 12, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
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