Well, she didn’t get what she wanted LAST year….

December 22, 2009

The State Department took a swerve into Christmas season silliness on Tuesday, announcing a previously unscheduled appointment for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the North Pole.

“During the meeting, in a formal demarche sung to the tune of the ’12 Days of Christmas’, the secretary outlined her aspirations for the new year,” spokesman P.J. Crowley said with scarcely a smirk.

USA-POLITICS/CLINTONClinton’s wishlist, according to Crowley, was lengthy:

Open and Accountable Governments

Middle East Negotiations

More Civilians in Afghanistan

Empowerment of Women

Fewer Nuclear Weapons

Respect for Human Rights

Resolution of Historic Grievances

Treaties passed by the U.S. Senate

Six Party talks with North Korea

Dialogue with Iran

Enough Food for the People of the World

Climate Change Legislation

And — Crowley conceded this was his own — a Championship for the Boston Red Sox.

The run-down drew a few chuckles from the pressroom, and one sharp comment:

“It’s gotten that bad, she’s got to ask Santa for this stuff?” one correspondent asked. “It’s a pretty damning statement.”

Crowley’s reply could be a motto for the Clinton State Department:

“Whatever it takes.”

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Photo credit: Reuters/Brian Snyder (Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton shakes hands with Santa at a campaign stop in New Hampshire in 2007)

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Well, she is a great lady and I wish her and her loved ones A Happy Christmas from Pakistani Christians. Her visit to Pakistan was welcomed by all those who love Democracy. Best Secretary of State with broad vision and love for humanity.

Posted by Aftab68 | Report as abusive

I bet she also wishes she hadn’t kicked off her Presidential attempt by taking a gratuitous stab at video gamers, but for which she might now be The One eulogizing Hope and Change whilst stagnating Jurassic healthcare provisions in the U.S., gift-wrapping taxpayer money to zombie corporations, hustling a scandalously hollow simulacrum of pollution control in Copenhagen on top of a series of grotesque wars that guarantee prison time for the ones waging them, in The Hague.

Give her a few months, she’ll be whispering stuff in the ears of the Easter Bunny – and it still won’t turn the clock back.

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