(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have been 10,000 miles away from Charlotte when her husband gave his rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention last night, but that didn’t stop her from watching him.
After touring a coffee plant in Timor Leste, a tiny new democracy in Asia, she met the country’s Prime Minister and then held a press conference. Coincidentally, former President Clinton’s speech ended right about the same time his wife was asked about it by reporters, according to an aide traveling with the secretary.
“My husband read parts of his speech to me over the last few days,” said Secretary Clinton.
She first met with the staff and families of the Embassy to greet them and thank them for their service. Once that ended she walked over to the ambassador’s house, where the former first lady was finally able to take a break from being America’s top diplomat and enjoy being a proud spouse. In a picture released by the State Department, Secretary Clinton is seen beaming as she watches her husband nominate President Obama for a second term.
Being able to watch the speech from a country that barely has infrastructure, let alone high-speed Internet, took some technical prowess. She was able to watch using SlingPlayer, which streamed a recording from a SlingBox connected to an aide’s home TiVo, allowing her to watch the feed from nearly 10,000 miles away.
As Secretary Clinton boarded the plane to head to Brunai, the 110th country she’s visited as Secretary of State, when asked what she thought about her husband’s speech told reporters “it was great!”
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Oren Liebermann, CNN
Sheena McKenzie, CNN