Hilarious: State Department pressed to identify one 'tangible achievement' of Hillary as Secretary of State (video)
Oh-oh, this makes two highly embarrassing moments when Hillary Clinton’s lack of achievement as Secretary of State has led to disconcerting responses to perfectly legitimate questions about her accomplishments. Yesterday, State Department Spokesman Jen Psaki was confronted with a question from AP reported Matt Lee asking her to name a “single tangible achievement Hillary’s at State. From the Blaze:
“Off the top of your head, can you just identify one tangible achievement that the last QDDR resulted in?” Lee asked the spokeswoman.
“Well, Matt, obviously it’s an extensive, expansive topic—“ Psaki began before getting cut off.
“So, no,” Lee interrupted.
The reporter continued to ask for “just one” accomplishment that resulted from the 2010 QDDR, but he never got a straight answer.
“I am certain that those who were here at the time who worked hard on that effort could point out one,” Psaki said.
This mirrors Hillary’s own humiliating response to a similar question, what she was most proud of form her term as SecState, in front of a friendly audience just a couple of weeks ago. Via Newsbusters:
Well, I really see — that was good — that’s why he wins prizes. Look, I really see my role as Secretary, in fact leadership in general in a democracy, as a relay race. I mean, you run the best race you can run, you hand off the baton. Some of what hasn’t been finished may go on to be finished.
So when President Obama asked me to be Secretary of State and I agreed, we had the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, we had two wars. We had continuing threats from all kinds of corners around the world that we had to deal with. So it was a perilous time frankly. And what he said to me was, ‘Look, I have to be dealing with the economic crisis, I want you to go out and represent us around the world.’
And it was a good division of labor because we needed to make it clear to the rest of the world, that we were going to get our house in order. We were going to stimulate, and grow, and get back to positive growth and work with our friends and partners.
“So I think we did that. I’m very proud of the stabilization and the really solid leadership that the administration provided that I think now, leads us to be able to deal with problems like Ukraine because we’re not so worried about a massive collapse in Europe and China — trying to figure out to do with all their bond holdings and all the problems we were obsessed with.
I think we really restored American leadership in the best sense. That, once again — people began to rely on us as setting the values, setting the standards. I just don’t want to lose that because we have a dysfunctional political situation in Washington. And then of course, a lot of particulars, but I am finishing my book so you’ll be able to read all about it.”