January 13th, 2009
12:01 PM ET
13 years ago

Bill Clinton, Dorothy Rodham watching confirmation together

(CNN) - An aide to Bill Clinton says the former president is in Washington watching Hillary Clinton's Senate testimony with mother-in-law Dorothy Rodham, and the family will gather after the hearing is over.

Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (69 Responses)
  1. 4 Hillary

    Bill – I know you are as proud of your wife as we are proud of her.

    She will be sorely missed in the Senate here in NY, but having Hillary as SoS on the world stage is even better!!

    January 13, 2009 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  2. Virginia

    Great family! They've served our nation well in the past and will in the future. We're lucky to have these dedicated folks working on our behalf.

    January 13, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  3. Tongue firmly in cheek

    Dear CNN,

    This is news because....? If you're going to report items like this a least be more specific! What color sofa are they sitting on? Is the room painted or wall papered? Are they watching the proceedings on a flat screen Hi Def TV? What munchies are they snacking on?

    Oh, and where were the wives of the other cabinet nominees sitting to watch the hearings for their spouses?

    Puh Leez!

    January 13, 2009 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  4. Are you kidding me

    Bill Clinton needs to crawl back under that rock he crawled out from. He is dishonest, greedy and totally without ethics and yet we are considering his dear wife for SOS?

    America wants more regulation for the mess greed and fraud got us into on Wall Street (and we need it badly) but ask yourself: What will those same characteristics do to the nation when they are channeled thru our SOS? Madoff and Clinton are two of a kind and should not be anywhere near any positions of power.

    We haven't learned a darned thing!

    January 13, 2009 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  5. barbara

    What a great choice!

    January 13, 2009 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  6. tired of corporate politics

    "Last Honest Man" Can we can the hate for a day? ALL politians during the campaign had made errors in speeches. Name your favorite and I will come up with an out-of-context mistake that we can all run around and make fun of. Or you can grow up.

    If you have no actual adult arguments based on politics or philosophy, you can go back to watching cartoons now.

    January 13, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  7. cat

    I know they must be proud

    January 13, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  8. Jay

    Last Honest Man: "The confirmation of the same person that says she got fired on when landing in a Helicopter. Thats what we want…..honesty….honesty…..I'm sorry I'm laughing to hard.."

    That's a lie. She landed in a jet, not a chopper.

    January 13, 2009 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  9. dorothy smith

    I think she will lay it on the line to all concerned parties, that the fun & games with "Condi" are over. She is justwhat this country needs to help to straighten out the messes of the last 8 years. Goodbye & good riddance to W & his gang. Now, maybe we can start to get out of the hole they have put this country in.

    January 13, 2009 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  10. Boston Irish

    Last Honest Man – You forgot to mention that her boss is not good at keeping the promises that got him elected. Hilary is so much better than her boss could ever be or ever even think of being. More power to her. GO HILARY!!

    January 13, 2009 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  11. Debra


    January 13, 2009 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  12. Debby, NJ

    Go Hillary!!!

    January 13, 2009 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  13. Peggy Lucas, Middletown, Pennsylvania

    What a great time in history! I'm proud to be a democrat – God Bless the United States!

    January 13, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  14. aware

    Last Honest Man – ha-ha-ha-ha...

    Crawl back into the cesspool with the rest of the losers! 🙂

    January 13, 2009 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  15. aware

    Hillary will bring wisdom to the new administration! 🙂

    PEBO certainly will have problems with the multitude of so called experts whispering in his inexperienced ear! 🙁

    January 13, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  16. BJ

    I give her two years before Obama gets tired of her games and fires her.

    January 13, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  17. Jackie in Dallas

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    I'm glad that Bill isn't there…it would give the wrong impression if he were.

    January 13, 2009 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  18. tpbco

    NO cat...not proud, Bill's happy. That means Hillary will be away more....

    January 13, 2009 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  19. Tom in Delaware

    For the life of me I do not see what qualifies her to be the SOS, but I am pulling for her to do a good job.

    January 13, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
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