Clinton Confirmed, Sworn-In as U.S. Secretary of State

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
January 21, 2009
Hillary Clinton Takes Oath of Office To Be U.S. Secretary of State

The United States Senate confirmed and swore-in Hillary Rodham Clinton as the 67th U.S. Secretary of State. Read the testimony at her nomination hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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Alice
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Australia
January 21, 2009

Alice in Australia writes:

Congratulations, Hillary! As one of your long term supporters, I am pleased that you will be our face overseas. I am also glad to see that you have put women's and children's issues in the forefront again. May our new President follow your fine example.

Regency
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Texas, USA
January 21, 2009

Regency in Texas writes:

Congratulations, Madame Secretary!

Barb
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Wisconsin, USA
January 21, 2009

Barb in Wisconsin writes:

I am glad and grateful that you are continuing your epic journey of public service. No one could possibly serve the country better, and no one could do a better job than you, Madame Secretary.

You've shown true class, true grace, and a spirit of bipartisan leadership which will never be forgotten.

You have my loyalty, my thanks, and my best efforts, Madame Secretary. And you will always have it.

Frances
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New York, USA
January 21, 2009

Frances in New York writes:

CONGRATULATIONS MADAME SECRETARY!!

As a woman, a New Yorker, and a devoted Hillary Clinton supporter, I couldn't be more thrilled to see you confirmed today. I have no doubt that you will be an exceptional Secretary of State, renewing our damaged relationships around the globe, and representing us with your characteristic strength, brilliance, and grace. I am so proud of you!

God bless you, and we will be following your work with great interest and excitement.

Marsha G.
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Tennessee, USA
January 21, 2009

Marsha Ann in Tennessee writes:

Congratulations Madam Secretary!!!!!! We're so proud of you. I'm still wearing your button, and I will continue to do so. I know you'll do your usual fabulous job. We and the world are in your good hands. Get out there and get 'er done.

Rebecca
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Nevada, USA
January 21, 2009

Rebecca in Nevada writes:

Finally....!

What a road you have traveled, Secretary of State Clinton.

May you find fulfillment and happiness in your new position.

Congrats! :)

Carol
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California, USA
January 21, 2009

Carol in California writes:

This is a good day for America.

Thank you for all you do for this country.

Barb
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Wisconsin, USA
January 21, 2009

Barb in Wisconsin writes:

In case this posts twice -- I am very glad, and very grateful, that I know that I have at least one friend in Washington, DC.

You've shown true class, true grace, and a spirit of bipartisan leadership which will never be forgotten.

I know you will continue your epic journey of public service with distinction and honor.

All best to you, Madame Secretary.

Swannie
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Maryland, USA
January 21, 2009

Swannie in Maryland writes:

Dear Madame Secretary: Please allow me to express my deepest congratulations and best wishes to you in your new role. I have complete confidence that you will be the very best asset this country has in leading us to the future. I am beyond thrilled that you will have a position which allows you to use your prodigious skills. I am also selfishly happy that you will be in a much more highly visible role , because you are such an inspiration . Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you have done and all you do for the people of our country . Sending Love and HUGS

Rich
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Virginia, USA
January 21, 2009

Rich in Virginia writes:

Welcome aboard Madame Secretary. Please join the rest of we "new hires" at FSI sometime soon. From Baby Boomers (like myself) to Millennials, we are volunteering to join the Foreign Service to serve our country.

Patricia
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Texas, USA
January 21, 2009

Patricia in Texas writes:

Congratulations Sen. Clinton! Your supporters know you will be an outstanding Secretary of State.

Rob
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Tennessee, USA
January 21, 2009

Rob in Tennessee writes:

Congratulations on your new position, Madame Secretary. I know you'll do very well!

Jennifer
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District Of Columbia, USA
January 21, 2009

Jennifer in Washington writes:

Mrs. Clinton,

I have been behind you the whole way through, since you became the First Lady to now. I even remember writing a letter to you and Former President Clinton asking you two to adopt me...HA HA I know, I was only about 12 or 13.

I am so happy to see that you were confirmed as the new Secretary of State. I know that with all of you hard work and determination you will help make our country a safer place to live. Even though I was behind you the whole way through for the Presidency, but I do believe that President Obama will do all he can to help this great country that we live in. I am so proud to be an American. Thank you for all of the determination that you will endore through the next 4 years (hopefully 8).

God Bless you and all of staff of the Obama Presidency.

Love,
Jennifer B.

Carolyn D.
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New York, USA
January 21, 2009

Carolyn in New York writes:

Congratulations, Madame Secretary!

Our country is so very fortunate to have someone who is the embodiment of "smart power" as our Secretary of State, but we'll miss you here in New York. Godspeed!

Marie E.
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Maine, USA
January 21, 2009

Marie & Eddy in Maine write:

Congratulations Madame Secretary Hillary Clinton! We are so happy you are our SOS and we know you will do a great job and we pray for you each day and for our country and the world!

Thanks Bill and Chelsea too!

B p.
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Texas, USA
January 21, 2009

B in Texas writes:

Congratulations, Hillary. I witnessed the Caucus Fraud first hand in Iowa and Minnesota. We all know you were the true winner! We also know that, unlike some candidates websites, yours did NOT allow for foreign donations. Hence, all of your contributions were legal and legit. You are both smart and ethical... thank you for all you do!

Janet
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Georgia
January 21, 2009

Janet in Georgia writes:

Congratulations, Madame Secretary! The world awaits you.

helen
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California, USA
January 21, 2009

Helen in California writes:

Madam Secretary: I have no doubt that you will do a wonderful job as Secretary Of State.

Thank you for all you have done for women and this country.

You have inspired many to stand up for what they believe in and not give up.

Rosemary
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New Jersey, USA
January 21, 2009

Rosemary in New Jersey write:

Hillary, Our Dear Madame Secretary,

What a lucky country we are to have you in our service! My best compliments on your confirmation which you so richly deserve. Once again, the smartest girl in our class demonstrated who she is, how hard she works, how honest, brilliant, and practical she is, and THIS time nobody stopped you.

I wish you all of God's blessings and protection in your endeavors - may He safeguard you and our beautiful country. You are a precious gift to us from God.

You looked beautiful at your swearing-in, too (as usual). I love the color and you wear those ruffles so well. They are perfect on you!

GO HILLARY!!! YOU'RE STILL OUR GIRL AND ALWAYS WILL BE!!

Mary
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Oregon, USA
January 21, 2009

Mary in Oregon writes:

Welcome Secretary of State Hillary Clinton!!!

I campaigned for you here in Oregon and although I was very disappointed that you were not the nominee, I feel much safer as a U.S. citizen knowing that you are looking out for our safety as Secretary of State! Congratulations, you have worked hard your entire life and you more than deserve this!

You are the first woman I have ever looked at as a role model, and I thank you for your tireless service to our country and its people. I am so very proud of you on this day!

Again, Congratulations on your appointment! The state of New York is losing a great Senator, but the country is gaining a great Secretary of State.

Beverly
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Oklahoma, USA
January 21, 2009

Beverly in Oklahoma writes:

Madame Secretary,

Countless congratulations! I am so pleased for you. You are a powerful presence for us as SOS--or anywhere.

(However, I'm still grieving not getting you for our president.)

God speed & protection.

Sophia
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New York, USA
January 21, 2009

Sophia in New York writes:

Congratulations Madam Secretary Clinton!

I am so proud of you.

Kevin
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Florida, USA
January 21, 2009

Kevin in Florida writes:

Congrats Madam Secretary. I supported you and I'm very proud of your accomplishments, I wish you only the best in this new position,

kim
January 21, 2009

Kim writes:

Congratulations Hillary. You will make a great SoS.

CJ
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Minnesota, USA
January 21, 2009

CJ in Minnesota writes:

Madame Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton!

I like that phrase almost as much as "President Hillary Rodham Clinton!" - and the important thing now is that you will be in a position to influence the path of our country to the future and to help to mend fences around the world. There is simply no one better qualified for Secretary of State. I am thankful that you have accepted this post and, though a difficult road lies ahead, I look forward to your work and the progress you are sure to make for a better, more peaceful world. The hearts of many will be with you on your journeys. Thank you, Madame Secretary!

Karen
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Arkansas, USA
January 21, 2009

Karen in Arizona writes:

Congratulations Madam Secretary!

I know you'll work your heart out, and I know you'll not lose focus. You'll no doubt be a great SOS!!

I supported you from the beginning, I support you now, and if there is another moment in the future where my support is needed, I'll be there as well.

I still love this line from Hillary...:

"If you get knocked down, get right back up, and never let anyone tell you, you can't or shouldn't go on..........."

I look forward to seeing grand efforts on womens' rights around the world. Give 'Em Hell Hillary!!!

ginny
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Arizona, USA
January 21, 2009

Ginny in Arizona writes:

Congratulations, Madame Secretary!

Sandra
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United States
January 21, 2009

Sandra in U.S. writes:

Congratulations Hillary. We are still with You. We are so proud!

Schmetterling
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District Of Columbia, USA
January 21, 2009

Schmetterling in Washington, DC writes:

Oh happy happy day! Madame Secretary, I was your biggest supporter for Sec. of State! - I know for a fact that there has been no Sec. of State before you more well-traveled, more knowledgeable about world issues, more able to positively advance U.S. policy goals than you! Wow, just wow! I travel the world, Madame Secretary, and everywhere I go in the world, I see pictures of you, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in Morocco, in India and in my beloved Nepal! This past march I was in Chitwan national park - a special special UNESCO world heritage site- I told the villagers outside Chitwan - "you know, Hillary Clinton has been here to Chitwan with her daughter Chelsea, they took an elephant ride through the park." They were disbelieving - Hillary has been here, here in our village - are you sure? They asked me. Yes, I replied very sure-it was about 10 years ago - you're young, you might not have heard about it then." They just stared at me in disbelief, that such a high U.S. Official knew their part of the world. But Madame Secretary, you do know the developing world like few other Americans! Yes indeed, Madame Secretary, if anyone can reach a mutually agreeable resolution concerning the intractable problems in the Middle East - as well as in all other parts of the world-my faith lies squarely, squarely with Hillary Rodham Clinton's ability to do it! Congratulations on your new confirmation!

Lou
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District Of Columbia, USA
January 21, 2009

Lou in Washington writes:

Congratulations Madame Secretary!

You are an inspiration to us all!

Best Wishes & I know you will do a superb job!

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