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Heated response from Clinton at town hall

August 11, 2009 8:59:25 AM PDT
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is continuing her tour of Africa on Tuesday after making it clear that she's calling the shots, not her husband.Clinton was at a town hall meeting in Congo on Monday when a translator asked what former President Bill Clinton thought about an issue over Chinese contracts.

The question didn't sit well with Hillary Clinton.

"Wait, you want me to tell you what my husband thinks? My husband is not the secretary of state, I am," she responded.

"You ask my opinion, I will tell you my opinion. I'm not going to be channeling my husband."

It turned out the question Clinton heard wasn't quite what the student meant to ask her. The translator had gotten it wrong, and the question was really supposed to be about President Barack Obama.

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