Tuesday, January 13, 2009

On Notice

Sen. Clinton's confirmation hearing for the Secretary of State position is on and I'm glued.

I'm so excited and proud of her. Quotes are making headlines about violence in the Middle East, Iran and nuclear power issues, N. Korea and her "smart power" strategy to renew U.S. leadership in the world and to strengthen U.S. diplomacy.

What makes my hope float to the top today are her comments about women's rights and specifically a very important issue which is near and dear to my heart. Clinton stated, "Violence against women is criminal, not custom or culture." She speaks of fighting human trafficking. She's putting A LOT of abusers, in our own country and internationally, on notice. And my heart sings.


My name is Sarah said...

This is Joyce. I'm singing with you.

Tom P. said...

What amazes me is that she knows everything! They ask her about some mining technique used in some African country and she waxes poetic on it. All I have to say is that after the last 8 years, it's nice to have smart people running the country.