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June 29th, 2009
04:59 PM ET

Clinton's painful "arms control"

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/06/29/art.hillaryconvert.jpg caption="Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joked about her broken elbow at a State Department briefing today."]

Joe Von kanel
CNN Campbell Brown Writer

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joked about her broken elbow today, telling reporters, “I'm engaged in a different form of arms control, I think.”

Clinton fractured her right elbow when she fell at the State Department on June 17th. Her arm was in a sling today when she took questions during a brief news conference.

When a reporter asked if it’s still painful she answered, “It is. It is. Don't break your elbow. That's my last word of advice.”

“But you know,” she added, “every day gets a little bet better.”


Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Festus Igharo

    Get well soon madam secretary, the whole world needs you so much.

    June 30, 2009 at 2:22 am |
  2. Donna Wood, Lil' Tennessee

    Please be more careful Secretary Clinton. We need you whole. I hope you get better soon.

    Donna Wood
    Lexington, Tennessee

    June 29, 2009 at 9:24 pm |
  3. Janine from PA.

    Mend quickly, Secretary Clinton, your country needs you! I hope you are not in too much pain.

    June 29, 2009 at 5:57 pm |
  4. Annie Kate

    I broke my elbow once – man was it painful! I agree with Hilary – don't break an elbow. Glad her arm is hurting less each day and that she can smile about it.

    June 29, 2009 at 5:51 pm |