Clinton uses WikiLeaks disclosures to draw a laugh

Associated Press
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, talks with Kennedy Center honorees for 2010 Jerry Herman, Merle Haggard, Bill T. Jones, and Paul McCartney while waiting for Oprah Whitney to arrive for a group photo after at a dinner held at the State Department honoring the recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, in Washington, on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton knows how to try to get a laugh from a public embarrassment.

Ever since the website WikiLeaks started posting State Department memos — known as cables — and other classified government documents, U.S. officials have been turning a bit red as secret assessments of world leaders have become public.

She found time for a little light turn about WikiLeaks during a reception she hosted Saturday night at the State Department for recipients of this year's Kennedy Center Honors — who include Oprah Winfrey and Paul McCartney.

Clinton said she found it extraordinary to greet so many talented people. She then said: 'I am writing a cable about it, which I'm sure you'll find soon on your closest website."

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