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Back in February, 2011, I spotlighted Karen Finney in a post at The  Department of Homegirl Security.

Meet Karen Finney

Having introduced,  last night,  the brilliant young woman whom I see as an up and coming leader, a powerhouse,  for the traditional principles of the Democratic Party, I thought I would share a little more about her.  Do not go looking for her on Wikipedia.  She is not there!  I have no idea why not.  But I have seen parts of her story at Mulatto.org.

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The story I found at that website was poignant.  It was sad, challenging, triumphant, sweet, and hers.  The first time I read it, I welled up.

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When I posted that, Karen was appearing regularly on several MSNBC offerings and occasionally filled in as a host for Martin Bashir’s hour.  I was spending all of my TV time then watching cable news (a holdover habit from 2007-2008 and preceding my giving that up for Advent in 2013) and was in a pretty good position to see that Karen was no run-of-the-mill anchor and brought a special brand of mellow fierceness to reportage that I saw in no one else on cable news.  She exemplified the iron fist in a velvet glove with her calm, lovely demeanor as she lit sticks of dynamite.

One example of  Karen’s  effect at MSNBC was her unmasking of ALEC  (American Legislative Exchange Council) behind the Stand Your Ground laws in many states, including Florida, in the wake of George Zimmerman’s fatal attack on Trayvon Martin.  No one, in my experience of viewing multiple hours of MSNBC,  had ever mentioned ALEC.  But after Karen filled in for Bashir that day, it seemed that not an hour went by without some anchor bringing up ALEC.

If you do a search of her name at The Department of Homegirl Security a healthy few pages of preview blurbs come up because Karen never pulls a punch and, as a result, took a few in return.  The homegirls did what homegirls do – we defended and supported her – usually by using her own words which are always right on target.

Finney friends and fans were delighted when she released this news on Facebook last month.  Great news!!! Karen Finney Joins Team Hillary!  We all had long known Karen in association with Hillary, so it was no surprise that Karen was back in Hillary’s office, but,  with the announcement coming from Karen herself,  it did send a coded message to one and all that a bigger announcement was coming as indeed it did just six days later.

Hillary could not have chosen a smarter, stronger, or better experienced person for this job.  Like Hillary, Karen is charming, lovely, brilliant,  and no-nonsense.  So as Karen’s fan and friend, it is with delight that I share Nina Easton’s portrait of her in Fortune.  Thank you, Nina and thank you Fortune!  Well done!

 

Meet the woman who speaks for Hillary Clinton

Go Karen!!! Rock on!!!

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CNNMoney is out with its list of Most Powerful Women in Washington, and our girl Hillary Rodham Clinton is #1.

Washington’s most powerful women

Meet the women calling the shots in Washington and beyond.

1. Hillary Clinton
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Hillary Clinton
Secretary of State
Last year’s rank: 1

Clinton proved her diplomatic mettle — and her influence in the White House — by deftly steering the administration’s foreign policy team through the Arab Spring, the most complex and tumultuous period on the international scene in a generation. She’s also been at the center of American coordination with Europe, a key element of the Obama administration’s multilateral approach.

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Busy times coming up!  Two big events tomorrow, one Thursday, and travel next week.  The pictures are from her meeting today with Bulgarian FM Nickolay Mladenov and have nothing to do with these future events, but I thought I would share them here anyway.

Secretary Clinton and Georgian Prime Minister Gilauri to Deliver Opening Remarks at the U.S.-Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership Omnibus Meeting on October 6

Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 5, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Georgian Prime Minister Nikoloz Gilauri will deliver opening remarks at the U.S.-Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership Omnibus Meeting on Wednesday, October 6 at approximately 9:45 a.m. in the Loy Henderson Auditorium of the Department of State. This is the second meeting of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission, established by the signing of a Charter in January 2009. Immediately prior to the Strategic Partnership meeting, Secretary Clinton and Prime Minister Gilauri will hold a bilateral meeting, at the Department of State.

Secretary Clinton and Prime Minister Gilauri’s remarks at the beginning of the Strategic Partnership meeting will be open to credentialed members of the media.

Secretary Clinton to Deliver Remarks at the 12th Annual Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit on October 6

Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 5, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver remarks at the 12th Annual Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit at approximately 10:30 a.m. on October 6, at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C.

The event will be open to credentialed members of the media and Secretary Clinton’s remarks will be livestreamed on www.state.gov.

Secretary Clinton to Deliver Remarks at the Launch of the mWomen Initiative with Cherie Blair and GSMA on October 7

Washington, DC
October 5, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Former British First Lady Cherie Blair will deliver remarks on the international support for increasing women’s access to mobile technology on Thursday, October 7 at 11:00 a.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the Department of State.

The event will launch the mWomen Initiative, a joint project by the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and the GSMA Development Fund to promote mobile technologies as tools for women’s empowerment and international development. For more information on the work behind the initiative, click here.

Secretary Clinton and Cherie Blair will be joined by Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer and GSMA CEO Rob Conway. Other participants include leaders from the mobile communications industry, the private sector, international development community, women’s organizations, and philanthropic foundations.

Remarks by Secretary Clinton and Cherie Blair will be open to credentialed members of the media.

Secretary Clinton to Travel to the Balkans and Brussels

Philip J. Crowley
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
October 5, 2010

Secretary of State Clinton will travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, and Brussels from October 11 to 14.

The Secretary will meet with government and civic leaders, and citizens to highlight the continued U.S. commitment to support all the Balkan states in achieving their aspirations for full integration into the European and Euro-Atlantic community. In Brussels, she will participate in the NATO ministerial and hold meetings with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and with High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton.

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