More on Hillary Clinton’s confirmation hearing

>> Clinton Sees Smart Power in Smart Development (from ONE Campaign blog)

“In her highly-anticipated confirmation hearings to be selected as the next Secretary of State yesterday, Senator Hillary Clinton articulated a bold and comprehensive vision of U.S. foreign policy for the Obama Administration. Perhaps none of her ambitions were more striking than the breadth and depth of her commitments to development as a pillar of foreign policy along with defense and diplomacy. Her testimony marks a heightened focus on development not only as an effective means to advance U.S. foreign policy and to improve America’s image in the world, but also as a critical goal in and of itself.”

Very, very cool.

>> You Called, They Asked, She Answered (from ONE Campaign blog)

The ONE Campaign had people ask Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee to bring up global poverty in their questions at Hillary Clinton’s confirmation hearing.  These efforts were very successful, and this post includes some of those questions and answers.  Here’s a sample:

Senator Barbara Boxer (California) stated that “HIV, AIDS, tuberculosis — Africa, Asia, Latin America need our attention,” and went on to describe the persecution of women in the developing world.

Clinton responded with this assurance: “I want to pledge to you that as Secretary of State I view these issues as central to our foreign policy, not as adjunct or auxiliary or in any way lesser than all of the other issues that we have to confront.”



~ by h.e.g. on January 15, 2009.

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