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Secretary of Secrets: Hillary Clinton Didn't Say a Thing to Bill About the Bin Laden Raid

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Hillary Clinton does pretty much everything perfectly, so it probably shouldn't come as a surprise that she's good at keeping secrets. Yet Bill Clinton revealed yesterday on The Ellen Degeneres Show that Hillary managed to keep the planned raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound on complete and total lockdown from him:

I'm pretty sure that I was notified by the White House, not the State Department, which is exactly the right thing. She (Hillary) never said a word to me about this.


Dayum, H-Bomb, you are a vault. Of course, it is her job to keep such things mum, but it's still impressive that she'd be able to keep something of that magnitude completely under wraps from a man who in addition to being her husband is also the former President of the United States. Like she didn't even drop an accidental hint over dinner.

What's interesting is that Hillary is really the only place he would have found out, since he opted to no longer receive the security briefings usually offered to former presidents:

When she got named to that position, I said, "Look, I don't want anymore briefings unless the president or the National Security Council, the White House people want me to have it." Because I give too many talks, I do too much work. I never want to inadvertently say something that complicates their job. So I didn't know about it until they told me. She never said a word.


Well, loose lips do sink ships, and Bill Clinton has been known to veer off-script on occasion. So, as usual, Hillary handled this situation like a boss.

Bill Clinton: Hillary 'Never Said A Word' About Osama Bin Laden Raid [HuffPo]

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Kick Out the Iambs

Unless you're of the "telephone, telegraph, tell a woman" school & believe that women are less likely to be able to keep a secret, I'm not clear why this is impressive or an example of her acting like a boss. This is an example of her just doing her job.

I can't imagine anyone being this breathlessly impressed with a male politician who kept his politician wife in the dark about a state secret - "You didn't violate the rules of your job & spill your guts to your wife? Damn, you are one taciturn badass!"