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Hillary Clinton Says US Needs Woman in Charge

FILE - Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reacts to a question as she discusses her new book "Hard Choices: A Memoir" at George Washington University in Washington, June 13, 2014.
FILE - Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reacts to a question as she discusses her new book "Hard Choices: A Memoir" at George Washington University in Washington, June 13, 2014.
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Hillary Clinton has told a German magazine the United States should follow Germany, where Angela Merkel is chancellor, and have a woman in charge.
 
She stopped short of saying, however, that it should be her.
 
“We are way behind you in Germany on this,” the former secretary of state told Stern magazine in an interview to be published in its next edition on Wednesday.
 
“Of course I want the U.S.A. to have a woman leader soon as well and I will do all I can for that to happen, though I don't know yet if it will be me,” she said.
 
Clinton, a former senator and the wife of the former U.S. President Bill Clinton, is widely expected to run for the White House in 2016.

 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her keynote speech during the German ruling Christian Democratic Union party's convention ahead of the European Parliament elections in Berlin, April 5, 2014.German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her keynote speech during the German ruling Christian Democratic Union party's convention ahead of the European Parliament elections in Berlin, April 5, 2014.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her keynote speech during the German ruling Christian Democratic Union party's convention ahead of the European Parliament elections in Berlin, April 5, 2014.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her keynote speech during the German ruling Christian Democratic Union party's convention ahead of the European Parliament elections in Berlin, April 5, 2014.
Clinton, meanwhile, said she understood Germany's anger at revelations that the U.S. Natural Security Agency (NSA) had listened into Merkel's mobile phone as part of its large scale surveillance of electronic communications in Germany, America's close ally.
 
“I would be as furious as the Germans are. I would demand that my friend and ally stop eavesdropping immediately,” Clinton said, adding however that a “no spy agreement” as demanded by some German politicians was not a practical option.
 
“It wouldn't be flexible enough,” she told Stern. “I don't think a written treaty is the right way to do it - and it shouldn't be necessary in the first place.”

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by: Mushtaq Dean from: Pakistan
June 18, 2014 4:27 AM
Mushtaq Dean ·

Installation of Hillary Clinton as the President would satisfy the women, half of total population, that their talents have been recognized and trust in their leadership qualities has been acknowledged.

Let us not think that Clinton has an ambition for the White House, protocol on foreign visits, recognition with international political community and prestige for her family. She has had enough of that.

Now the nation would get the major part of advantage when she uses her experience of Secretary of State, established relationship with world's leadership, and her built-in courage against rivals in foreign lands.

Further, middle class follows her to see a better change in their economic conditions, politically conscious people applaud her on taking notice of the current direction the country is going and her determination to bring about a change.

The press report reproduced below substantially supports this statement.

(March 21, 2014)
Gallup publishes its results under Clinton’s Top Selling Points in 2016 first female President: “People are overexcited that they would see the first female president in the national history. Others are happy with her being experienced, capable, qualified, and intelligent.


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