Attempted Secretary of State verbal smackdown in the Congo
Now, really, what was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thinking would be the misconstrued hearing of the question pitched to her by the member of the audience while in Congo?; on her whirlwind tour through Africa. She apparently misperceived the question as everyone buying into that anachronism of President Obama’s selection of his cabinet members… you know, the one where everyone vigorously tried to tell Obama that if he selected Hillary for a prominent position among his cabinet, he would be in essence accepting a “two-fer.” The “two-fer” being referred to was the invariable reality that previous President Bill Clinton would be looming in the wings, waiting on the precipice of every executive decision to lend not only previously garnered experience and advice, but also a Clintonian facade that just hasn’t lost its luster in some places. Especially since Bill Clinton has recently had his image recasted and refurbished with the intervention on his part with the release of the two journalists being held incarcerated in Noeth Korea.
Hillary let her hypersensitivity get the best of her. But hey, what was she supposed to do? After being raised and socialized in a society that still practices the glass-ceiling phenomenon where women’s professional careers and lives are concerned, she is just exhibiting those knee-jerk reactions that are neither issued forth from neither fantom-pains nor psychosomatic disorders. And also, throw a bit of the intractable and ever-elusive elements of the vestiges of a present racialized society, and under different circumstances, where the color tables, and the ostensible absence of women approximating a position of relative power as hers, and voila, you get the gist of that misinterpretation where Hillary responded, “I am the Secretary of State,” and that previous experience that her husband had as president don’t warrant her attempting some type of seance where she channels his assistance. Classic!!