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Hillary says goodbye to the Senate

Hillary Clinton just took to the floor of the Senate to give her final speech as the Senator from New York, wearing what is totally one of my favorite suits of hers (the royal blue). As befits both the departing senator from New York and, by all accounts, the soon-to-be secretary of state, she spoke ...

Hillary Clinton just took to the floor of the Senate to give her final speech as the Senator from New York, wearing what is totally one of my favorite suits of hers (the royal blue). As befits both the departing senator from New York and, by all accounts, the soon-to-be secretary of state, she spoke at length about the events on September 11th and the aftermath, which has shaped so much of this country’s foreign policy over the last 7 years. But she also took a moment to rib Senator Chuck Schumer about his penchant for television cameras and some rural senators for not knowing about New York’s farmers.

Those brought a couple of moments of levity to an otherwise somber and heartfelt speech, during which Hillary seemed occasionally close to tearing up as she bid farewell to a job and an institution that seemingly brought her far more professional fulfillment than any before.

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