John Kerry, D-Ma, incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, lead it’s one day confirmation hearing for Senator Clinton as Secretary of State-elect. Senator Kerry did a masterful job of conducting the hearing.
Senator Clinton likewise, in my judgment, showed a depth of knowledge, the ability to defend against attacks which came from two Senators over the Clinton Global Initiative and gave the world the vision of a new day of leadership of the State Department, many times in a detailed fashion.
Already in news online headlines in the Traditional Press can be seen the phrase, ‘The State Department’s Back’. The Foreign Service Corps must be jubilant through out the world at the prospect of once again simply be allowed to do their jobs. They are diplomats and in the Obama administration diplomacy will matter. Here’s a taste of the hearing.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQAZxUO3Sxo&eurl=http://www.taylormarsh.com/&feature=player_embedded
UPDATE: The full text of Clinton’s statement is in the post above.