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Hillary Clinton: “We Cannot Accept The Ongoing Marginalization Of Half The World’s Population”

No one can deny Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been a longtime, committed supporter of the rights of women and girls globally—especially the right for women to plan their pregnancies. Clinton spoke this afternoon at the International Conference on Population and Development on the 15th anniversary of its historic Cairo summit, when 179 governments adopted a program to level out population and development by addressing gender equity and reproductive rights.

I listened to Secretary of State Clinton’s speech live on C-SPAN (watch the video here) and teared up. Here’s a (rough) transcript for some of the points she made. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Hillary Clinton & Sarah Palin, The World’s Most Admired Women

  • I’m not surprised that according to a recent Gallup poll, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in the world (16 percent), but I am surprised that she nudged ahead of Sarah Palin for that position by just a hair (15 percent). Three women in the top five are all African-American—Oprah, Michelle Obama, and Condoleezza Rice. For reasons totally beyond my comprehension, scorned golf wife Elin Nordegren not only pops up in the top 10 but is tied with former poet laureate Maya Angelou. [Gallup]
  • A woman born in South Africa is more likely to be raped in her lifetime than to learn how to read. The mistaken belief that sex with a virgin (even if that virgin is a child) will cure HIV/AIDS is partially responsible for the “rape epidemic.” [BBC]

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Turns Out Hillary Clinton Is Way More Popular Than Barack Obama

It looks like Hillary Clinton may have won out over Barack Obama after all. Well, at least in the most recent approval polls—and we all know that life is really just one big popularity contest. A poll of news watchers showed that our Secretary of State has a 75% approval rating with only 21% disapproval. The Prez is lagging behind, with 51% approval and 41% disapproval. This is good news for Hillary if she decides to run again. But this gap is due, in part, to the fact that a whole lot of Republicans like Hillary better. In fact, the GOP is behind Hillary 57% while only 19% of them like Barack. Ahhh, it’s hard to be the boss. [Newser] Keep reading »

Quotable: Hillary Clinton On Planning Chelsea’s Wedding

“I am officially a MOTB: a mother of the bride. And I am very excited about it … But it’s daunting to try and plan a wedding. Madeleine Albright called me the other night and said, ‘Well, when I was Secretary of State and had not a minute to myself, I had to plan a wedding, so if you need any advice, just call me,’ And I said, ‘I’ll be calling.’”

Hillary Clinton, on daughter Chelsea’s engagement [CNN] Keep reading »

Quotable: Hillary Clinton Needed Arm-Twisting To Become Secretary Of State

“I was stunned after the election when President Obama asked me to consider this. I didn’t want to do it. I just really had a lot of doubts, and I kept suggesting other people: Well, how about this person! How about that person! This one would be really good! But then a friend of mine called me and basically said, ‘How would you have felt if you’d been elected and you’d called him and asked him to do this?’ And that really made a big impression on me. How do you say no? And so…I said yes. And here I am.”

Hillary Clinton, on becoming Madam Secretary of State [Vogue] Keep reading »

D.C. Gossip: Will Obama Make Hillary Clinton His Vice President?

Unsubstantiated rumors and vicious gossip isn’t just for Hollywood—our nation’s capitol loves spreadin’ rumors, too. The latest buzz out of D.C. is that President Obama will drop his vice president, Joe Biden, from his 2012 re-election ticket and run with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as his VP instead. The logic supposedly is that the president would make this switcheroo so Clinton could run for president in 2016, as Biden might be “too old” by then. [U.S. News & World Reports] Keep reading »

Do You Really Care Who Does Hillary Clinton’s Makeup?

Oh, for crying out loud. Hillary Clinton is the Secretary of State, a big and important job in which the president actually listens to what she has to say. So why, then, is the entire first paragraph of a recent Vogue article about Clinton dedicated to the color of her pantsuit at the U.N. General Assembly meeting recently (red, in case you were wondering)?

In the next paragraph, we learn that one day at the State Department Clinton was “wearing no makeup” and looked “tired and cranky.” Fret not, though, because her deputy chief of staff handed her a cosmetics bag and Clinton applied her own mascara, lipstick, blush and powder.

Really, Vogue? I don’t care that Clinton does her own makeup and (still) wears brightly colored pantsuits. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Hillary Clinton Says She Won’t Run For President, Plans To Retire

  • Hillary Clinton told NBC’s Ann Curry she won’t run for president again and plans to retire after she wraps up her Secretary of State gig with Obama. [Politico]
  • All kinds of things were wrong with a front page story on the New York Times about the Roman Polanski case. The worst offense is how the author drew a parallel between Polanski giving a 13-year-old girl Quaaludes and raping her with the Woody Allen film, “Manhattan,” in which Allen’s character is dating an 18-year-old played by Mariel Hemingway. Thirteen and 18 are two entirely different universes when you’re talking about maturity levels, not to mention one was real life and one was a movie. [New York Times]
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    (Another) Quote Of The Day: George W. Bush Wisecracks At Hillary Clinton’s Expense

    “Wait till her fat keister is sitting at this desk,’ [George W. Bush] once said [of Hillary Clinton] (except he didn’t say ‘keister’).”

    – from “Me Talk Presidential One Day,” by former Bush speechwriter Matt Latimer, GQ Keep reading »

    Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women” List Makes No Sense To Us

    Forbes‘ annual “Powerful Women” issue hits newsstands tomorrow, but their 2009 list of the 100 most powerful women in the world has left us scratching our heads. The magazine insists the list is based on power, not popularity. They go by press mentions and the size of the country, business or organization the woman runs. But that doesn’t explain why German Chancellor Angela Merkel is at number one for the fourth year in a row. I’ll admit, she has been in the news a lot lately. But only because she’s up for re-election and campaign posters showing her in a low-cut top have generated mucho controversy. After the jump, see the other unlikely gals in the top ten. Keep reading »

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