Hillary Clinton already sworn in as Secretary of State

The New York Times reports that Secretary Clinton, after sending letters to Vice President Biden and Governor Patterson resigning her Senate Seat, was sworn in at 5:29.  The State Department web site confirms she has been sworn in.

This picture of Secretary Clinton being sworn in is from the the State Department web site.


The picture suggests that President Clinton held the Bible for his wife's swearing in ceremony.

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by canadian gal 2009-01-21 02:31PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton already sworn in as Secretary
Obama had to retake the oath because of the 'confusion" yesterday.
by canadian 2009-01-21 03:02PM | 0 recs

Is there a link?  That's a fascinating bit of historical trivia.

by Beltway Dem 2009-01-21 03:35PM | 0 recs
by Nag 2009-01-22 04:53AM | 0 recs
Re: Really?

two macho guys, Barack won.  

by anna shane 2009-01-22 08:20AM | 0 recs
it's historical

apparently about 10% of the time some justice messees up the oath, and the pres takes it again later.

by RisingTide 2009-01-22 09:39AM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton already sworn in

Do we have peace in the Middle East yet?  Cmon Hill!!!

by Steve M 2009-01-21 05:08PM | 0 recs
that is scheduled for Thursday....

Abolishing all Nuclear Weapons, Friday...

Global Warming fixed, that's gonna take till February I think...

Anway, congrats SOS Clinton.

Now, go get busy....

by WashStateBlue 2009-01-21 05:12PM | 0 recs
Re: that is scheduled for Thursday....

I have it on good authority that we are gonna save one little nuke, just in case we have to obliterate Iran.


by Steve M 2009-01-21 05:15PM | 0 recs
In case you don't know,

Islamic extremist supporting Ahmadinejad wants nukes, so he can "wipe Israel off the face of the map," as he said should be done. The leaders of Iran need to know that if they hurt Israel or the world, they will be wrecked.

by Lakrosse 2009-01-21 05:46PM | 0 recs
Re: In case you don't know,

In case you don't know... wait, what am I saying?  There is clearly nothing you don't know.

by Steve M 2009-01-21 06:03PM | 0 recs
You are truly a Republican Diamond Jay...

Zero sense of Humor, Irony, or a concept of scale...

Everything is Hyperbole, grist for your single minded death march to stupid....

by WashStateBlue 2009-01-21 09:16PM | 0 recs
I take you twisting Hillary's words

about Iran seriously. She did not say she wanted to obliterate Iran, or that she would. She just said that it could happen, if they should use nuclear aggression against the state of Israel. I am no Republican. Most Democrats support Israel too. one doesn't have to side with HAMAS to not be a Republican.

by Lakrosse 2009-01-22 10:12AM | 0 recs
Re: that is scheduled for Thursday....

Now that was funny.

by Shaun Appleby 2009-01-23 02:32AM | 0 recs
And that sound you hear...

...is bitter ethnics asking for more meds.

by AZphilosopher 2009-01-21 05:54PM | 0 recs
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Whose toy helicopter is that?

by rfahey22 2009-01-21 07:56PM | 0 recs

by canadian gal 2009-01-21 07:59PM | 0 recs
That helicopter was used for landing in Bosnia.

Don't you see the sniper fired bullets?

by Joshuagen 2009-01-22 12:37AM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton already sworn in as Secretary

I saw this picture yesterday. It made me tear up. It was the one thing that made me think of what it would have been to have a former president hold the bible for his wife...taking the presidential oath. It warmed my heart. It also made me a little sad.

I explained it to a friend this way. Hillary and I had a date, she didn't show but this fabulous guy named Barack sat down and made me fall in love with him. Hillary called the next day and asked me why I picked that guy.

What can I say, I picked him, but my original date was with her. Love her, happy for her, hope everything goes spectacularly well for her. I want to see her win, I want to see her succeed. She's wonderful and we should all be very proud and grateful for her good service.

Cheers for Hillary!

by figgy 2009-01-22 03:04AM | 0 recs
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Go Hill!

by Nag 2009-01-22 04:56AM | 0 recs
Hillary Clinton is a wonder...

What these small-talk haters  do not understand is that many still love and praise Hillary. Also, the more you bring Hillary down, the more schisms you will create in the democratic party. Believe me, nutcracks, Obama will need all the help that he can get in the months and years ahead. Don't stop him from achieving his greatness by attempting to squash the greatness of another.

by Check077 2009-01-22 05:16AM | 0 recs
with her acceptance of this great responsibility

she proves, yet again, that she puts the needs of our country over her own personal gain.

Go Hillary Go!

[as you may or may not remember, I was a rather implacable Edwards fan who turned into a much more implacable Obamaholic]

by RisingTide 2009-01-22 05:53AM | 0 recs
two romantic couples

Bill was the most adoring and protective of husbands ... and so was Barack. That's feminism, when a man can show his tenderness and devotion to his brilliant, competent, and powerful wife.  Bill and Barack, twins separated at birth.  

by anna shane 2009-01-22 08:24AM | 0 recs
-insert flamebait here-

Bill and Hillary seem to me to be very "best friends" for a couple. NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT!

Michelle and Barack seem to be more of the "In Love" thing going on.

Pondering this further, I'm asking myself if this is cultural -- a sort of black/white thing....

I know I'm not the only person to think this -- and I might very well be wrong!

But I'm tossing this out to spark some conversation, so please don't flame me? cute kitty face

by RisingTide 2009-01-22 09:42AM | 0 recs
Re: -insert flamebait here-

maybe you need to experience it to see it. Trust me, the Clintons are in love.  It shows in ways that go under their own radar.  

by anna shane 2009-01-22 10:01AM | 0 recs
harumph. guess this old salt is wrong, then.

by RisingTide 2009-01-22 10:31AM | 0 recs
Re: harumph. guess this old salt .

It's okay, these are personal calls, and cynics have said that about Hillary and Bill from when they got married.  I'm sure something similar was said about Barack and Michelle, power guys aren't expected to marry powerful smart women and listen to them.  If there were any doubts, Bill's howls during the primary put them to rest.  He hasn't been a perfect husband, but he's always been a tender and loving one.  One way to tell is the kids, kids grow up confident when their dad's love their moms.  Secure and confident.  

by anna shane 2009-01-22 10:37AM | 0 recs
The images from SOS Clintons talk to her workers

said the proverbial 10,000 words.

Condi who?

Those people looked like they had won the lottery!

by WashStateBlue 2009-01-23 03:59AM | 0 recs
Images from SOS Clinton's talk to her workers

That was some stuff. Kudos for the comment!

by Check077 2009-01-23 04:53AM | 0 recs


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