Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘First Ladies’

The funeral for former First Lady Nancy Reagan was held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley CA. Rev. Stuart Kenworthy,  Vicar of the National Cathedral, officiated.  First Lady Michelle Obama, Former President George W. Bush, former First Ladies Laura Bush and Rosalynn Carter attended.  Ambassador Caroline Kennedy was there along with other former First Daughters Lynda Johnson Robb and Tricia Nixon Cox.  I am pretty sure I saw Susan Ford Bales.  Nancy Pelosi, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver were there and also Former First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State, and next President of the United States, Hillary Clinton.

Former President George W. Bush, left, and Hillary Clinton arrive at the funeral service for Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Friday, March 11, 2016 in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Former President George W. Bush, left, and Hillary Clinton arrive at the funeral service for Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Friday, March 11, 2016 in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

DSCN3677 DSCN3678 DSCN3681

03-11-16-Y-11

DSCN3682 DSCN3683 DSCN3684 DSCN3685 DSCN3686 DSCN3689 DSCN3691 DSCN3693 DSCN3694

Former Canadian PM Brian Mulroney, Former Secretary of State James Baker, Tom Brokaw, Patti Davis, and Ron Reagan gave stirring and humorous eulogies.  Ron, endearingly,  had a little bit of trouble controlling his emotion near the end of his tribute.

DSCN3696 DSCN3697 DSCN3698

The Ave Maria, Amazing Grace, and the Battle Hymn of the Republic were sung.
DSCN3699 DSCN3700 DSCN3701 DSCN3702 DSCN3703 DSCN3704 DSCN3705

SIMI VALLEY, CA - MARCH 11:  Former first lady Rosalynn Carter (L), Caroline Kennedy and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (R) follow the casket during funeral and burial services for former first lady Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on March 11, 2016 in Simi Valley, California. The first lady is being buried at the library next to her husband, who died on June 5, 2004. Nancy Reagan died of heart failure at the age of 94. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

SIMI VALLEY, CA – MARCH 11: Former first lady Rosalynn Carter (L), Caroline Kennedy and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (R) follow the casket during funeral and burial services for former first lady Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on March 11, 2016 in Simi Valley, California. The first lady is being buried at the library next to her husband, who died on June 5, 2004. Nancy Reagan died of heart failure at the age of 94. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Rosalynn Carter, left, Caroline Kennedy, center, and Hillary Clinton, right, leave the funeral service for former First Lady Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Friday, March 11, 2016, in Simi Valley, calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Rosalynn Carter, left, Caroline Kennedy, center, and Hillary Clinton, right, leave the funeral service for former First Lady Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Friday, March 11, 2016, in Simi Valley, calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter (L-R), Caroline Kennedy, and Hillary Clinton walk to the grave site after the funeral of Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, United States, March 11, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter (L-R), Caroline Kennedy, and Hillary Clinton walk to the grave site after the funeral of Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, United States, March 11, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter (L-R), Caroline Kennedy, and Hillary Clinton walk to the grave site after the funeral of Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, United States, March 11, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter (L-R), Caroline Kennedy, and Hillary Clinton walk to the grave site after the funeral of Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, United States, March 11, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

SIMI VALLEY, CA - MARCH 11:  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton follows the casket during funeral and burial services for former first lady Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on March 11, 2016 in Simi Valley, California. The first lady is being buried at the library next to her husband, who died on June 5, 2004. Nancy Reagan died of heart failure at the age of 94. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

SIMI VALLEY, CA – MARCH 11: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton follows the casket during funeral and burial services for former first lady Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on March 11, 2016 in Simi Valley, California. The first lady is being buried at the library next to her husband, who died on June 5, 2004. Nancy Reagan died of heart failure at the age of 94. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

The casket was led outside by a piper who also played Amazing Grace and Going Home.  A military band played Danny Boy, God Bless America, the Navy Hymn, and America the Beautiful.

DSCN3710 DSCN3711 DSCN3712 DSCN3714 DSCN3715 DSCN3716 DSCN3718 DSCN3719 DSCN3720 DSCN3721 DSCN3722 DSCN3724 DSCN3725 DSCN3726 DSCN3727 DSCN3729 DSCN3730 DSCN3731 DSCN3735 DSCN3736 DSCN3737 DSCN3738 DSCN3742 DSCN3743 DSCN3744

Former secretary of state James Baker (L) waits in a receiving line with former first lady Rosalynn Carter (C) and former first lady Hillary Clinton (R) as they pay their respects during the funeral for former first lady Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California March 11, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

Former secretary of state James Baker (L) waits in a receiving line with former first lady Rosalynn Carter (C) and former first lady Hillary Clinton (R) as they pay their respects during the funeral for former first lady Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California March 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter (L) and former first lady Hillary Clinton wait in line to pay their respects during the funeral for former first lady Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California March 11, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter (L) and former first lady Hillary Clinton wait in line to pay their respects during the funeral for former first lady Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California March 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Patti Davis, left, greets Rosalynn Carter as Hillary Clinton touches the casket during the graveside service for Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Friday, March 11, 2016 in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Patti Davis, left, greets Rosalynn Carter as Hillary Clinton touches the casket during the graveside service for Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Friday, March 11, 2016 in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter (C) greets Patti Davis as she and former first lady Hillary Clinton (R) pay their respects during the funeral for former first lady Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California March 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter (C) greets Patti Davis as she and former first lady Hillary Clinton (R) pay their respects during the funeral for former first lady Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California March 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Patti Davis, left, greets Rosalynn Carter as Hillary Clinton looks at the casket during the graveside service for Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Friday, March 11, 2016 in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Patti Davis, left, greets Rosalynn Carter as Hillary Clinton looks at the casket during the graveside service for Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Friday, March 11, 2016 in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

DSCN3746 DSCN3747 DSCN3749 DSCN3751 DSCN3753

The sky opened up and it poured. That is always a good sign and a blessing at a funeral.

DSCN3755 DSCN3756

Patti and Ron did a great job.  The arrangements were beautiful. Condolences to the family and best compliments on a beautiful service and memorial to your mom.

Hillary sat down with Andrea Mitchell prior to the ceremonies.

 

 

Read Full Post »

In case you missed it.   Here is the link.

First Lady – Hillary Clinton | C-SPAN First Ladies: Influence & Image.

Read Full Post »

Mark the date!

Hillary Clinton       Live at 9pm (ET), January 27

Biography

Hillary Clinton

William Clinton
Soon my staff became known around the White House as ‘Hillaryland.’ We were fully immersed in the daily operations of the West Wing, but we were also our own little subculture within the White House. My staff prided themselves on discretion, loyalty and camaraderie, and we had our own special ethos. While the West Wing had a tendency to leak, Hillaryland never did.

Born – October 26, 1947 in Park Ridge, Illinois

Parents – Hugh Ellsworth Rodham & Dorothy Howell

Married – October 11, 1975 to William Jefferson Clinton

Children – Chelsea Victoria (1980 – present)
Education – Bachelor of Arts degree at Wellesley College in 1969; J.D. at Yale Law School in 1973

Occupation – Lawyer, political activist

Firsts – 1st First Lady to host a webcast from the White House. 1st First Lady elected to a public office. 1st First Lady to be a “de facto” federal official. 1st First Lady to have an office in West Wing.

Post White House residence – Washington, D.C.

Other offices – First Lady of Arkansas 1983 – 1992. U.S. Senator of New York 2001 – 2009. Secretary of State 2009 – 2013.

Click here to see full bio of Hillary Clinton

See more >>>>

Here is a preview.

Read Full Post »

On the heels of the celebration in Little Rock of the 20th anniversary of Bill Clinton’s presidential bid, the Clintons have migrated to L.A. to celebrate the 10th birthday of the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation.

The Clintons Spend Weekend in LA to Raise Money for Foundation

The former first family will host several events to celebrate the foundation’s 10 years of work for global change

By Ashley Gordon  Friday, Oct 14, 2011  |  Updated 10:10 PM PDT

The Clinton family’s weekend-long stint in Los Angeles will be one centered on philanthropy.

The former first family will host a gala celebrating Bill Clinton’s 65th birthday and a celebrity-filled benefit concert, all with the aim of raising money for the William J. Clinton Foundation.

This year marks 10 years of the foundation’s global efforts on a host of causes, including health, economies and the environment.

Read more >>>>

Read Full Post »

Public Schedule for September 30, 2011

Public Schedule

Washington, DC
September 30, 2011

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

11:30 a.m.  Secretary Clinton attends the dedication of the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge and Bill Clark wetlands, in Little Rock, Arkansas.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Click here for more information.

2:00 p.m.  Secretary Clinton delivers remarks as part of the Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture Series, at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

Live feed from the Clinton Presidential Center.

Read Full Post »

Maybe it is because I am a quarter Irish that I have a soft spot for Niall O’Dowd and  Irish Central,  but more likely it because he, they, and the Irish in general show a soft spot for our girl.  Thus I am leading off with the latest opus by Niall,  no stranger to these pages.

Hillary Clinton nostalgia grips leading Democrats as Obama fails and fades

by Niall O’Dowd

Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 11:59 PM

Hillary Clinton is looking more and more like a lost leader for the Democrats as Obama continues to flail.

There was more bad news for the president yesterday with an opinion poll showing that only 26 per cent of Americans approved of his job on the US economy.

Read more>>>>

A reader asked me to address this New York Times treatise by Rebecca Traister.  I really did not have the intention of posting it here because, as I stated in the thread where the suggestion arose, I dislike arguing in the subjunctive.  I prefer demonstrable fact, evidence.  There is no evidence that, had HRC been allowed to contest the nomination fairly on the convention floor, won it, and subsequently won the election, she would have governed as Obama has or even faced the fantasized obstacles Traister imagines for her.  First of all, it is arguable whether we can call what Obama has been doing “governing.”  I will leave that at that.  Secondly, given the performance we have seen from HRC as Secretary of State, why would we imagine that she would have approached the presidency any differently?   She has consistently held a high approval rating as SOS, well above 60%, currently 66%.  Why would that be?

The simple answer is that she is a hard worker.  She happens to be a hard worker with a brilliant mind that not only retains and organizes huge amounts of information in logical and innovative ways  but also generates imaginative ideas  She has revolutionized the State Department and USAID,  and other departments and agencies  with her QDDR,  traveled tirelessly and effectively to reestablish waning friendships and strike up new ones. Experience has taught us that she listens.  She listened to the American people on the campaign trail and made plans to resolve our concerns.  She listens to people the world over and provides responses and programs to address their needs.  She listened to her employees at State and did study the feasibility of granting benefits to domestic partners.  Finding it doable, she did it.  Right away.  She listened to her younger employees who admirably like to bike to work but wanted showers to freshen up before work.  Then she had the showers built.

That last may seem a small thing, but to me it stands as a strong example of who Hillary Clinton is and how she operates.  To suggest that she would have entered the Oval Office and fumbled and flailed (I like Niall’s word) as we have seen Obama do, is patently ridiculous.  Nothing in her performance as First Lady, Senator, or Secretary of State indicates that she would have followed Obama’s priority list or handled various crises the way he has (or has not).  She was more than prepared in 2008 to walk into that Oval Office and take charge.  She is even better prepared now.

So, Rebecca Traister, I beg to disagree.   (I hope my reader is pleased.)

What Would Hillary Clinton Have Done?

Jim Watson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
By REBECCA TRAISTER
Published: August 17, 2011

In the worst of the Democratic primary campaign in 2008, the angry end of the thing, when I had become a devoted Hillary Clinton supporter and was engaged in bitter arguments with people with whom I often agreed, I used to harbor a secret fear, the twin of my political hope: I worried that Hillary Clinton would win her party’s nomination.

Read more>>>>

UPDATE!  Matthew Dickinson rings in on Traister and the developing subject.

The One Reason Why Hillary Might Be More Effective Than Obama After 2012

Yesterday the New York Times finally jumped into the Hillary for President debate with this piece by Rebecca Traister.  So now I guess it’s a legitimate news story! Citing the Daily Beast article by Leslie Bennetts , which in turns draws heavily on my initial “Run, Hillary, Run” post, Traister – a Clinton supporter in 2008 – tries down to tamp the growing buyer’s remorse she detects among Obama supporters.  She writes: “Rather than reveling in these flights of reverse political fancy, I find myself wanting the revisionist Hillary fantasists — Clintonites and reformed Obamamaniacs alike — to just shut up already.” Traister argues, persuasively in my view, that had Clinton won the presidency in 2008 instead of Obama, there’s no compelling evidence suggesting she would have been any more effective. In this she echoes points made by Jonathan Bernstein in this Salon post. To be sure, Traister admits to her own bouts of buyer’s remorse, but she thinks publicly airing these thoughts is not helpful: “I understand the impulse to indulge in a quick ‘I told you so.’ I would be lying if I said I didn’t think it sometimes. Maybe often. But to say it — much less to bray it — is small, mean, divisive and frankly dishonest. None of us know what would have happened with Hillary Clinton as president, no matter how many rounds of W.W.H.H.D. (What Would Hillary Have Done) we play.”

Read more>>>>>

I am afraid I do not hold Traister’s view in as much esteem as Dickinson does. His POV is interesting, though. Had not considered the lame duck angle since Obama is already so lame.

Read Full Post »

Secretary Clinton began her day in DC fulfilling several rather heavy duties, as we have seen in the prior posts. She delivered two major addresses, one at the Open Government Partnership, and a second at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.  We see her, in the slideshow below, with Brazil’s Foreign Minister Patriota.

She left DC after the second speech, and flew to California to attend the funeral of former First Lady Betty Ford at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Palm Desert. We spotted Tricia Nixon Cox, Lynda Johnson Robb, and Maria Shriver (who arrived and left with an unidentified friend), along with Former President George W. Bush, Nancy Reagan, Michelle Obama,  and Rosalynn Carter (who spoke touchingly).
It was a wonderful memorial to a great lady! She accomplished much and is fondly remembered.

  

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

%d bloggers like this: