• Seriously: Hillary Clinton Grinding on Dance Floor

    August 9, 2012

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    Posted in: Embassy/State

    When State Department people get together among themselves, one of the topics that always comes up is “being taken seriously.” State is always looking over its shoulder, worried that the military, or the NSC, or the CIA or somebody will be taken more seriously by policymakers on some important issue. State is always worried it will be sent back to the kids’ table while the grownups have dinner.

    Folks, here’s why. There is no video of the Director of the NSA grinding on any dance floor. No animated gifs of the Joint Chief of Staff grinding on any dance floor. No blog posts of the CIA Director’s underlings doing sad adult wedding dance dancing behind their boss while she grinds on the dance floor.

    God help you, if the animated gif above does not cause you to press your eyes out, you can see the entire video of America’s Secretary of State grinding with some anonymous woman on a South African dance floor here.

    BONUS: For State Department colleagues, typically watching videos of two women grinding on a dance floor is considered improper at work. The staff at We Meant Well would like you to know this one is OK, because it is the Secretary.

    BONUS BONUS: For the inevitable idiot who will write in to tell me that it is great to have a youthful, fun loving Secretary of State who represents America’s vitality so well, please understand her job is indeed to represent America but to be effective she must have the respect of those with whom she interacts.

    Such people include Muslims, sober diplomats and some very old school people America needs to influence regardless of whether we like them or not. This is diplomacy. If Hillary insists on acting like she is still on the campaign trail, then the results for her as Secretary will likely work out about as well as that campaign-thingee did.



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  • Recent Comments

    • Dawn Fallik said...

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      If you’d watched the entire video, which would have taken an extra 15 seconds, you’d have seen that Hillary was dragged out on the dance floor, and then singer suddenly turned around and pulled this shimmy on her.
      What else should she have done? Backed away in horror? I think she just went with it. Much like George Bush did in his famous African dance moves.
      If you want to criticize someone, that’s fine. But get all the information first.
      I think you’re just seeing what you want to see.

      08/9/12 1:13 PM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...

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      There were no media present at this event according to the Washington Post (In the Loop). The video was released by the State Department. We are seeing exactly what they want us to see. I stand by my original comments.

      08/9/12 2:27 PM | Comment Link

    • Expat said...

      3

      @ Dawn – Next time, why don’t you take an additional 15 seconds to read all of the post, instead of jumping to the comments section and jumping to unfounded conclusions?

      Thanks, Peter, for a good laugh. This video of Mdm. Secretary is p-r-e-c-i-o-u-s. ;-)

      08/9/12 3:14 PM | Comment Link

    • Janice said...

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      State needs events where it’s higher ups “get out there” mingling with mid and lower level employees, and get off the script. That doesn’t really happen, except for a couple of awards-issuing ceremonies and then, it’s usually a stiff photo-shoot moment. In the photo, those are probably only the people in the Secretary’s office, except for the singer.

      If there were more events with higher ups meeting their mid and lower level employees, there might be better understanding of each other, a spirit of collaboration and even more productivity, through inspiring people. The collaborative spirit is not really there at State and the higher ups do not hide they have no time for their own people, but that seems to have been a longstanding issue

      08/9/12 7:57 PM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...

      5

      I worked on dozens and dozens of Secretary of State visits to posts abroad over 24 years and on only three occasions did the Secretary take any time at all to meet with employees not specifically serving him/her.

      By comparison, while in Iraq, General Odierno visited our remote base numerous times in one year and always set aside time to meet with regular troops (no media present, he just did it)

      08/9/12 8:01 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      Wow! Secretary of State got’s nothin up on Barnum and Baily! In fact, her State of the art dance moves should go down in the annuls of GREAT MOMENTS IN ELDERLY DUMB… I mean…sheeeesushchrist.. whatta schmuck. I’ve seen some really sleazy gov’ment idiots..but man…. Ohillary done made a record reading on the fucking ROLL YOUR EYES-O-Meter! And btw……….Yahoooooooooeeee! I done made a killin on the Bet your Bottom Dollar sweepstakes…100 to 1 old foggy bottom would make an ass out of her self TWICE in one night. Once when she showed up..and twice when she stepped on the dance floor!!!
      Which reminds me…What’s the difference between Secretary of State and a clown? ..ummm..I bet you already know…but just in case you don’t…well..one wears a costume and lies through her teeth…the other works for Barnum instead of the Fed cartel..

      bottom dweller

      08/11/12 6:30 AM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      OMG..just looking at those nauseating people dancin around those two female buffoons…hahahahaha, I can’t hold it back anymore..wait..wait don’t tell me..they’re all graduates of the Dancin for Dollars Institute of Morons…right? It’s either that or..fuck..how could I be so stupid..of course..
      Inductees into the Michael Jackson NOT hall of fame…yea. I got it now. sheeeezus.

      08/11/12 6:44 AM | Comment Link

    • pine said...

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      well all this drinking and grinding and big fat smiling is just what we need as a job description in as head of our state department whilst chris stevens is sending out cables and messages begging help help oh yeah hillary is a hoot.

      01/28/13 1:57 AM | Comment Link

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