February 7th, 2010
04:47 PM ET
13 years ago

Clinton proud to be an 'MOTB'

Washington (CNN) – She’s the nation’s top diplomat but one of her more difficult negotiations may be sartorial.

In an interview that airs Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley that both she and daughter Chelsea are still on the look out for the perfect dresses for Chelsea’s upcoming wedding.

“Well, if you don't tell anybody, Candy, we're - we're still looking,” Clinton told Crowley, who recently had to buy a dress for her eldest son’s wedding. And it's - it's a new status for me being an MOTB [mother of the bride]. But I'm very proud to have that status,” the secretary of state added.

“Good - good luck on the search. That's all I have to say,” Crowley advised Clinton.

“We're working on it,” Clinton assured Crowley.

The secretary of state was also diplomatic about Sunday’s big Super Bowl battle between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints

“Oh, you know, I don't answer football questions,” Clinton said when asked who she was rooting for in Sunday’s game. “Because to be honest, I don't follow it.

“Now if my husband were sitting here,” Clinton continued, “he would give you a very long exegesis as to why one team was better than the other. But I'll just leave it to see what happens at the Super Bowl.”

Asked whether the former president has given her any suggestions about which team she should support, Clinton insisted both she and her husband had no dog in Sunday’s fight.

“Well, no. Because neither of them are our teams. I mean it - there's not a New York team. I mean we're - you know, so we're just interested observers.”

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  1. Susan ODell

    I am so glad Candy Crowley has this new position with CNN and I'm equally glad Hillary Clinton was on her show this morning. I am not pleased at all about the coverage CNN is giving this interview. Hillary Clinton and Candy Crowley talked about many more topics during this interview than simply her daughter's upcoming wedding and the Super Bowl. It is amazing to me that all of the other international and foreign relation concerns and strategies they discussed this morning, CNN focuses on the social talk between the two of them regarding the wedding and the Super Bowl. I am surprised and angry at CNN's apparent sexism. Is it still not possible for two women who have demonstrated their knowledge and experience regarding world events to be respected for their work and their positions?

    February 7, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
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