Thursday, March 6, 2014

Hillary Clinton Wins Calgary Audience With Charm and Reticence

The Alberta crowd today was somewhat differently preoccupied than the British Columbia audience last night.  Not a lot of tweets chirped forth except a string of repetitive ones on two subjects suggesting at least one preoccupation.
A.  Putin is using resources as weapons.
B.  Avoidance on commenting on the Keystone pipeline.

Nevertheless,  the Clinton charm claimed them in the end.  Of course she can do that blindfolded with her hands tied behind her back.  Here is the one twitpic I found followed by an excellent summary of the event.


Hillary Clinton charmingly avoids impolitic answers in front of Calgary crowd

By Valerie Fortney, Calgary Herald March 6, 2014
Hillary Clinton charmingly avoids impolitic answers in front of Calgary crowd

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, speaks to students at the University of California Los Angeles campus on the subject of leadership Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Los Angeles. Clinton is delivering a speech Thursday morning in Calgary.

Photograph by: Nick Ut , AP

It was the billion-dollar question, saved, of course, for the final minutes. "Is this politics or this process?" Frank McKenna asked one of the most recognizable female faces on the planet.

Hillary Clinton explained that during her four-year tenure as U.S. secretary of state, she was indeed involved and apprised of every aspect of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline deal.

Then, in her next breath and with a demure smile, she shut the door. "I can’t comment any further on that," she went on to say, "Because it is still an ongoing process."

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