Hilarious: When Hillary is asked to name one accomplishment as Secretary of Stateâ¦

When Hillary is asked to name one accomplishment as Secretary of State…

Hillary Clinton faced a friendly audience and a sympathetic interviewer, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, at the “Women of the World Summit” Thursday night in New York City. But Friedman, asking a friendly question, revealed how hard it will be for Hillary Clinton to go before the American people as a presidential candidate, especially in any debates.

The Independent Journal-Review caught the moment, and offered a transcript and video (below) of the key moments:

The question:

“When you look at your time as Secretary of State, what are you most proud of? And what do you feel was unfinished, and maybe have another crack at one day?” 

After a slight pause, quiet laughter could be heard from the friendly crowd, revealing an awareness of how difficult and impressive answer would be. This is not exactly a Tea Party crowd, either.

Her rambling response included this footwork:

”Look, I really see my role as Secretary, in fact leadership in general in a democracy, as a relay race. When 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…” 

“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.”

“We were going to stimulate, and grow, and get back to positive growth and work with our friends and partners.”

“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.”

“Then of course, a lot of particulars, but I am finishing my book so you’ll be able to read all about it.”

“Buy my book” will not be a very impressive answer in a presidential debate.

Hat tip: Lucianne.com

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