July 23rd, 2009
06:49 PM ET
12 years ago

North Korea: Clinton 'funny lady, by no means intelligent'

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/07/23/us.north.korea/art.clinton.afp.gi.jpg caption=" Hillary Clinton says North Korea's refusal to discuss nuclear program could provoke arms race."]BANGKOK, Thailand (CNN) - North Korea launched a scathing personal attack on U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday after she likened the leadership in Pyongyang to "small children and unruly teenagers and people who are demanding attention."

At a meeting of southeast Asian nations in Phuket, Thailand, a North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman blasted Clinton for what he called a "spate of vulgar remarks unbecoming for her position everywhere she went since she was sworn in," according to the state-run KCNA news agency.

The spokesman called Clinton "by no means intelligent" and a "funny lady."

"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping," the statement said.

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soundoff (121 Responses)
  1. mobadthangood

    Whats the big deal about this.
    She's been made fun of here in the states for 10 years.

    July 23, 2009 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  2. SM

    Does CNN now work for the North Korean propaganda machine? Why the headline making it sound like it's anyone else than a bunch of nutjobs spouting off?

    July 23, 2009 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  3. Terry

    Sad, but true.

    O'Bama just gave her that job to keep track of her and her husband.

    July 23, 2009 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  4. Sarah Smith

    she appears to not be getting all the botox injections as she did on the campaign trail

    and her girth appears to be expanding

    if only they hadn't sacrificed Vincent Foster

    July 23, 2009 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  5. Vincent Petrosino

    The North Koreans do not like the truth. And a personal insult to our secretary of state is just as ignorant as anyone of our enemies' attempt to overblow their own importance. North Korea is a very poor country where its people are starving and yet they still think it more important to strut "their stuff" and threaten every other nation on earth. Secretary Clinton was 100% correct.

    July 23, 2009 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  6. JoblessInSeattle

    Secretary Clinton must be thinking "Those guys should be obliterated!".

    July 23, 2009 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  7. Vivek Chaudhary

    When GWB was the President, every liberal commented that US is not respected abroad. But Hillary has outdone GWB. They are making fun of one of the most powerful person of the most powerful nation. We have heard Joe Biden jokes all the times. So in a nutshell, we are witnessing some jokers of a big circus. I am sorry couldn't resist.

    July 23, 2009 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  8. John E Lexington KY

    It's easy to understand the North Korean's confusion, they've been watching Fox News. Next they will announce that President Obama is dumb and eats nothing but watermelon and fried chicken all day.

    There isn't much difference between their blather and Rush Limbaugh's.

    July 23, 2009 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  9. Jon in VA

    As worthless as North Korea is, it is hard to fault their logic. Does anyone take Hillary serious?

    July 23, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  10. Matt

    "Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping," the statement said.


    July 23, 2009 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  11. lila

    Consider the source. lol
    Dear Leader wears an Elvis duck tail hair style and ships in baby faced curvy blonds to love him tender. It sounds like the North Korean spokesman is repeating the Dear Leaders pervy fantasy about U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Poor Hillary is Dear Leaders ideal "type". Now if she would only act like a dumb little primary schoolgirl Dear Leader might reward her with some money to go shopping with. Pay for play. How about it Hillary? lol
    Sounds like Dear Leader wants to pull your ponytail.

    July 23, 2009 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  12. Happy Lady

    Just goes to show what they know. Hilary Clinton didn't get where she is by being unintelligent. She's a very smart lady.

    July 23, 2009 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  13. Bob of Lompoc

    She has pretty blue eyes.

    July 23, 2009 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  14. Joan

    Just more proof of the craziness that comes out of North Korea. Hillary Clinton is very intelligent, whether you agree with her or not. It is just difficult to hear the truth. I can't imagine believing or respecting anything that comes out of North Korea's officials. What a joke!

    July 23, 2009 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  15. Sean

    oh no not the north korean's! I didnt even know the North Koreans have the concept of humor. They are the most evil people on earth. As Lewis Black says "They come from the same place as the flying monkeys in the Wizard of Oz."

    July 23, 2009 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  16. bluebird

    These NKs are nuts.

    July 23, 2009 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  17. not blinded

    No kidding...I thought she was a genius and wonderful leader...you know, like how the liberal media tells the sheep!

    July 23, 2009 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  18. Tack62

    I'm not a far left liberal fan, but I think Clinton is and will be a good Sec-State. This nut job in NK needs to go away, and for all the bleeding hearts, that means die. He is insane and a danger to not only the US, but all of Asia.

    July 23, 2009 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  19. dave

    Look who is calling the kettle black, you bunch of hypocrites. Show your true colors by blasting Clinton.

    Your country is run by a bunch of teenagers who suffer from attention deficit disorder

    July 23, 2009 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  20. hjf

    she is a has been!!! go home and see if bill has someone under his desk!!!

    July 23, 2009 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  21. Donna from Colorado Springs

    Any opinion expressed by North Korea is really not worth worrying about or of much consequence.

    July 23, 2009 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  22. Kentucky for Hillary

    Hillary is more intellegent than North Korea as a country together. Mrs. Clinton, throw sanctions on them and enjoy your life as a wonderful lady. Don't let them bother you.

    Hillary 2016

    July 23, 2009 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  23. OneWiseGuy

    Her description of North Korea's leadership sounds dead on to me.

    July 23, 2009 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  24. ROC

    and...why would your government want to have a "one on one" talk with a country where this 'funny, by no means intelligent' lady is from???

    Go back to the six party talk.... go on now....

    July 23, 2009 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  25. Soaponarope

    How about North Korea is lead by a deeply mentally ill man with small man's complex.

    July 23, 2009 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
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