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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Hillary and Gen. Casey

I was able to find a clip of Sen. Clinton interacting with Gen. George Casey (then Commander of Multii-National Forces in Iraq, now Army Chief of Staff).

Here she is, quizzing him on deployment readiness:

John McCain certainly commands a lot of respect from military commanders due to his experience and expertise, and that is evident in the clip Professor Pitney posted. When McCain speaks it reminds me of a father lecturing his children when they've been bad. Here, it doesn't seem like Hillary is as comfortable in that role as McCain is. But, Gen. Casey is not stupid; he realizes he is potentially speaking to his next boss, and is appropriately deferential.

Hillary doesn't make generals cry, but she can hold her own.

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