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Tauscher sworn in … again

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 at 1:29 pm in Ellen Tauscher.

The Washington Post’s foreign policy website reports today that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton officially swore in former East Bay Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher Monday as her Undersecretary for International Security and Arms Control.

Wait? Didn’t a federal judge already do that in June? I thought so, too. But who am I to argue with the Washington Post or the State Department’s mysterious ways.

Here is the first part of The Cable site’s entry. Click here for the full report.

Just back from an 11-day trip to Africa and before meetings with Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak and the White House and then heading off for vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton swore in her close ally, former Rep. Ellen Tauscher, as undersecretary of State for arms control and international security Monday in the State Department’s eighth floor Ben Franklin room. In attendance were National Security Advisor Gen. Jim Jones and his wife, long-time friends of Tauscher and her new groom Jim Cieslak (like Jones a former Marine), along with Clinton’s special advisor on arms control and international security Robert Einhorn, Assistant Secretary of State for Verification, Compliance and Implementation Rose Gottemoeller, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Bill Burns, and Assistant Secretary of State for Political and Military Affairs Andrew Shapiro.


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  • Truthclubber

    This is news?

    Really, this is news worthy of wasting valuable pixels and electron flow on? A PR fluff piece for a former Congresswoman, yes — but news? Where are the journalistic standards here to discern what is really fit to print?

    Oh, I forgot — Tauscher is a woman, and Lisa “in the tank for Joan Buchanan” Vorderbrueggen is a woman, and they must “take care of their own special interests” — sorry of me to be so naive.

    Hey, LV — how ’bout reporting on the “femagogue rhetoric” going on over at the Buchanan campaign with their latest “I’m not (a male) one of the boys” TV ad?

    Oh, I’m sorry — that’s against your personal agenda…my bad.

  • Allen Payton

    At least this time after being sworn in, Ellen won’t be cussed out, as in elective office! :)

  • Truthclubber

    So Allen Payton — are you the “Kevlar beard” for the “femagogue cabal” of (Ellen) Tauscher, (Lisa) Vorderbrueggen, (Joan) Buchanan, (Mary) Hughes, and (Lisa) Tucker? Jus’ askin’…

  • Allen Payton

    What? I have no idea what you’re talking about. I was just trying to be funny, as a former elected official, having experienced it myself. The saying goes, first you get sworn in, then you get cussed out.

  • http://www.cccta.org Ralph Hoffmann, Guest Columnist

    Enough about women drivers, women are their own worst enemy, etc. How many real women does it take to change a light bulb? Or to win a secondary school international math tournament anyhow?

  • Bob Loblaw

    Ellen will only get cussed out if she asks her new boss what her husband thinks about arms control.

  • Lisa Vorderbrueggen

    Sheesh, Truthclubber. Who put vinegar in your coffee?