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While we Still4Hillers are the first to applaud a vacation for our hard-working Hillary, we are also the ones who miss her so much when she does take one that we occasionally need a Hillary-fix.   I do not usually post articles like this although I did bookmark it as soon as I saw it.  It has occurred to me that folks here might like to have it as well.  It is a pretty good reference in case we ever need these quotes for some reason.  So here is a compendium of great Hillary quotes  thanks to Nico Lang at ThoughtCatalog.com.

This photo is from the swearing-in of Mike Hammer as Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs (<- the video is at this post).   You may remember that Mike appeared at the State Department not long after the resignation of P.J. Crowley as State Spokesperson and was expected to replace P.J.  Ultimately, Victoria Nuland, who had acted as spox after P.J.’s resignation, was named to that post now occupied by Jen Psaki.  Victoria, in turn, has moved up to become Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs.

Mike was a model of patience through it all, so we applauded his good humor at his installation.  If he would like the role of Robin to Hillary’s Batman,  it is his for the asking.  He gave us one of the funniest official moments of 2012,  and we hope he is enjoying his job.  Do go back and see that video if you never have.
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Meanwhile, here are the badass Hillary quotes.  You never know when or why you might need them!

During an interview in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, a moderator once asked Hillary Clinton who her favorite designers were. Instead of playing along, she shot the question down entirely: “Would you ask a man that question?” Hillary Clinton is a total BAMF, and these quotes prove why. Whether she’s texting her BFF Michelle Obama or hanging out in an airplane hanger with her sunglasses on, Clinton has out badassed all of us. She shouldn’t just be the next president. Hillary Clinton should be the next Batman.

Read the quotes!  >>>>

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Laura Rozen got the scoop on some changes coming up at the State Department.  Michael Hammer, International Man of Mystery, sent by the White House after P.J. Crowley’s resignation, will not tbe the spokesperson, and neither will action spokesperson Mark Toner (who has been doing  just fine.)  According to Rozen, Victoria (“Toria”) Nuland will be.  Resignations are also in the pipeline, Arturo Valenzuela, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemispheric Affairs (and techie-dud supreme) among them.  I will miss his tweets when the SOS travels in Latin America. He kept me well informed.

Here is Laura’s article.

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Well, our Mme. Secretary is on a break that I would NOT call a vacation.  But good news came in about our friend and former chief spokesperson, P.J. Crowley!  Go P.J.!

Former State Department Spokesman Crowley to Join Penn State Law School

April 26, 2011 6:20 PM
by StateCollege.com Staff
Philip J. “P.J.” Crowley, a former U.S. State Department spokesman under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will hold a key chair at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law.

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There is not  much I can say about this except that I, too, regret this resignation.  As readers here know, P.J. has supplied important background information via Twitter since the Arab Spring began.  I will miss his tweets.  Godspeed, P.J. and thank you for your service.

 

Resignation of Philip J. Crowley as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs

Press Statement

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
March 13, 2011

It is with regret that I have accepted the resignation of Philip J. Crowley as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs. PJ has served our nation with distinction for more than three decades, in uniform and as a civilian. His service to country is motivated by a deep devotion to public policy and public diplomacy, and I wish him the very best. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) Michael Hammer will serve as Acting Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs.

STATEMENT BY PHILIP J. CROWLEY

The unauthorized disclosure of classified information is a serious crime under U.S. law. My recent comments regarding the conditions of the pre-trial detention of Private First Class Bradley Manning were intended to highlight the broader, even strategic impact of discreet actions undertaken by national security agencies every day and their impact on our global standing and leadership. The exercise of power in today’s challenging times and relentless media environment must be prudent and consistent with our laws and values.

Given the impact of my remarks, for which I take full responsibility, I have submitted my resignation as Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and Spokesman for the Department of State.

I am enormously grateful to President Obama and Secretary Clinton for the high honor of once again serving the American people. I leave with great admiration and affection for my State colleagues, who promote our national interest both on the front lines and in the quiet corners of the world. It was a privilege to help communicate their many and vital contributions to our national security. And I leave with deep respect for the journalists who report on foreign policy and global developments every day, in many cases under dangerous conditions and subject to serious threats. Their efforts help make governments more responsible, accountable and transparent.

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More tweets from P.J. Crowley today. Once again the SOS spent some time on the phone over the weekend.  I had to check.   I actually do follow Jay Carney who has sent out 492 tweets as press sec, the last being on February 28, and he does not tweet on weekends about phone calls the POTUS makes,  it appears.   P.J. has racked up 385 tweets so far, but his are pithier.   So here is what the SOS has been doing, and  we have an update on the evacuation of Egyptians from Tunisia.

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#SecClinton and #Egyptian PM Sharaf reviewed developments in #Libya, including U.S. and international efforts to evacuate Egyptian citizens.
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#SecClinton spoke with new PM #Sharaf of #Egypt. She reaffirmed our willingness to support Egypt’s democratic transition and its economy.

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Two more U.S. military aircraft have arrived in Cairo with #Egyptian citizens from #Tunisia. The four flights today will carry 328 evacuees.

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Four US military C-130 aircraft will ferry #Egyptian citizens from #Djerba to #Cairo today. One flight with 82 passengers has landed so far.


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More tweets tonight from P.J. Crowley about Secretary Clinton working the phones, this time about Libya.  Obviously the AU call has to do with some way of preventing additional mercenaries from entering Libya.  I am hearing more and more that the international community should be acting through NATO.  I know the SOS goes where the President sends her, but a trip to Geneva to ask the UNHRC to ban Libya seems a rather weak gesture.  It borders on symbolic.

Clearly the U.S. cannot and should not move unilaterally,  but from what a woman in Tripoli just told Anderson Cooper on the phone,  some real signal needs to be sent by the international community.  The people of Tripoli cannot hear us.

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A heartbreaking cry in the night. A woman trapped at home, desperate in Tripoli #Libya. Please hear her plea #ac360 10p

Philip J. Crowley

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#SecClinton spoke with #AfricanUnion Chairperson #Ping about actions the AU can undertake regarding #Libya in light of ongoing violence.
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#SecClinton conferred with #British FS @WilliamJHague about #Libya and steps the international community can take in the coming days.
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#SecClinton talked with President Deby of #Chad about the current situation in #Libya and the risk to the Libyan people and the region.

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Well, our girl at State, Mme. Secretary, spent another Sunday working the phones according to her main spokesman, P.J. Crowley who, similarly, spent the afternoon tweeting about her calls.

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PJCrowley Philip J. Crowley #SecClinton is making calls to regional and global leaders to gain a shared perspective on #Egypt, recent developments and the way forward.

Here are a few tweets about specific calls, and I must self-correct. I spoke too soon, Aboul Gheit remains Foreign Minister of Egypt.
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PJCrowley Philip J. Crowley#EUHighRepAshton and #SecClinton updated each other on events in #Egypt, #Tunisia and the #MiddleEast since last weekend’s #Quartet meeting.
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PJCrowley Philip J. Crowley #Egyptian FM #AboulGheit updated #SecClinton on the new interim government and pledged a roadmap that will describe Egypt’s plans and

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PJCrowley Philip J. Crowley #SecClinton and #French FM #Alliot-Marie spoke today about the situation in #Tunisia, recent developments in #Egypt and #MiddleEast peace.

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PJCrowley Philip J. Crowley #SecClinton and #Italian FM Frattini discussed ways to support #Egypt as Egypt identifies specific needs. They also talked about #Tunisia.

PJCrowley Philip J. Crowley #SecClinton discussed regional developments with #Palestinian President #Abbas. Deputy Envoy David Hale will continue dialogue this week.

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PJCrowley Philip J. Crowley #SecClinton spoke today with #Emirati FM #AbdullahBinZayedAlNahyan about #Egypt, its impact on the #MiddleEast and other regional issues.

This from Tehran Bureau may have something to do with the one below it from the State Department Twitter account.

TehranBureau TehranBureau.comKaleme is reporting that nightly chants of Allah o Akbar were heard not only in Tehran, but also Tabriz, Shiraz, Rasht and Isfahan.
StateDept StateDeptRT @USAdarFarsi: US calls on #Iran to allow people to enjoy same universal rights to peacefully assemble, demonstrate as in Cairo. #25Bahman

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