Stupidity is okay, but not meanness, and please don't ask her to sing

By Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
March 22, 2010 12:25 PM
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Should you plan to misbehave around Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, here are some vital do’s and don’ts: Forgiveness is the human quality she most admires. And “stupidity” is the human frailty she’s most likely to forgive.

And what would you not forgive, Madame Secretary? “Meanness,” she told Russia’s First Channel Television while in Moscow last week.

In the off-beat interview released on Monday by the State Department, Clinton also said that her own greatest weakness is impatience, her favorite word is “love” and, to her, happiness is “Feeling fulfilled in all aspects of my life, public and private.”

And could she find fulfillment as a Hollywood star? Reminded that French First Lady Carla Bruni is a singer-songwriter and asked if she’d ever like to be in a movie, Clinton says, “Oh, a movie would be fine, but don’t ask me to sing, and probably not to dance, either.”

She got a good chuckle out of envisioning herself appearing before God and what would she then say to the Almighty. “I’m glad I made it.”