Hillary Clinton Snaps!

The video of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton snapping on an African student has been making the rounds lately and touching off a lot of debates. Hillary lost her cool after a student asks for her husband's opinions, instead of her own.

Turns out the interpreter may have made a mistake but regardless, that's the question she believed was being asked. SoS Clinton got clearly irritated saying "my husband is not Secretary of State, I am!" You can see it in the video above.

So what do you think? Was she right to be upset that a man's opinion was deemed as more important or should she have been a true diplomat? I'm sure Bill Clinton is loving it all!

– Andy

11 thoughts on “Hillary Clinton Snaps!

  1. Oh please, you call that snapping? Yeah, she seems a little upset, but it could have been a lot worse. I think she has every right to react like that, you can’t speak for someone else in such an official matter!

  2. And now, the rest of the story……the questioner approached Mrs Clinton after the press conference and apologized saying he meant to say President Obama. Mrs. Clinton was very gracious, accepted the apology, and shook the questioner’s hand. I would say she was very diplomatic.

  3. I’m with MikeH. That seems like a perfectly reasonable response to the question she thought she was asked.

  4. That was a more than reasonable response. And not a hissy fit (eluding to some of the names of the other videos). This is what I hate about you tube. It’s full of idiots who are ready to jump at the most minuscule of incidents.

  5. This is why i don’t watch the news amymore everybody’s talking about her so called snap but nobody’s talking about the reason she was there there was a war going on in the Congo that started in the late 90’s and end in 2003 that war involved five countrys 25 different militia groups and has claimed five million lives mostly of disease and starvation and has been the worst war since WW2 but the fact that she snapped that’s news worthy the american media is garbage

  6. I agree as well. No matter who erred, the intreperter or the person asking the question, someone said “President Clinton,” and deserved her annoyed (I don’t call that harsh) response.
    To further show her grace, she accepted the apology afterwards, shook the questoner’s hand and let it go. I doubt that I could be as gracious after all the crap she has had to deal with! You go, Hill!

  7. According to CNN… take it for what it is worth.
    “At the State Department, Assistant Secretary P.J. Crowley said the question she heard “struck a nerve,” that her opinion on the matter was apparently of less interest than that of her husband, the former president.
    Crowley told CNN that Clinton’s answer must be considered in the context of her African trip.
    “The secretary of state is going to Goma Tuesday, to draw attention to the plight of women who are victims of rape as a weapon of war” in Congo, Crowley said.
    “She did react to what she heard,” Crowley explained, but regardless that the interpreter may have gotten it wrong, “you can’t separate the question from the setting.”
    He said “If Africa, if Congo is going to advance, women have to play a more significant role. She was in the setting of a town hall, and the questioner was interested in what two men thought, not the secretary of state.”
    Crowley, who has just returned to Washington after traveling with Clinton during the first part of her trip to Africa, said the State Department has not yet reviewed recordings of the original question, in French, to learn whether the student clearly intended the question to refer to Obama, not former President Clinton.
    “She did talk with the student afterward, and they seemed to have reached an understanding,” Crowley said.

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