Hillary Clinton's Candid Reaction To Qaddafi's Capture/Death

By | October 22, 2011

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall and see how a major politician responded to an event in U.S. history?  Maybe it would be neat to see how Abraham Lincoln responded to winning the Civil War.  Or maybe you’d like to see Ronald Reagan’s reaction when he first heard about the official fall of Communist Russia.  We don’t have footage of those events, but we do have video of Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton reacting to what would ultimately be news of Moammar Qaddafi’s death. (in the video, she mentions “capture”)  Here’s her reaction when finding out, from her Blackberry smart phone, of all places.

Now, I have no idea what Secretary Clinton saw on her Blackberry (and can you believe she found via her cell phone?), but I did notice how careful she was to tell everyone in the room that the news was “unconfirmed”.  For all we know, it WAS confirmed, but she was trying to keep the release of information under control.  Or maybe it really was unconfirmed, and she was still trying to keep the release of information under control.  Either way, it’s very interesting to see a politician’s response to such a major event.  Also… I believe somebody that many of you will “know” made a cameo in that video.  Bonus points to anyone (who’s not a writer at this website) who tells us who made that cameo in the comments below.

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