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Heckler interrupts Hillary Clinton speech

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Hillary Clinton visits San Diego but is rudely welcomed by a heckler who interrupts her speech.

Clinton was in San Diego Sunday to address the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Hundreds lined up at the Convention Center to see the former first lady and secretary of state.

Hillary Clinton was just minutes into her talk Sunday when someone in the 3,000 plus crowd began to heckle her using a bullhorn. Without flinching, the former secretary of state made a joke and moved on.

"You know, there are some people who miss important developmental stages," Clinton said.

Clinton, who spoke for nearly 30 minutes, was at the annual conference to promote early literacy. She referred to her daughter Chelsea and her first granddaughter born just two weeks ago.

"When I look into the eyes of my baby granddaughter, that's what I see, and I'm so grateful," she said.

Clinton commended the room full of pediatricians, and their role in making sure government doesn't get in the way of medical care for children.

"Your letter to Washington really makes clear the stakes of this -- congress must not gamble with our children's future," Clinton said.

Attendees we spoke with were impressed with her words.

One woman said, "She talked very naturally, and she reached out to everybody as a professional, as a politician and as a grandmother...new grandmother. I think that touched our hearts."

Another attendee said, "I thought it was spectacular, just spectacular. She did phenomenal job in both the political side of things, and the reading literacy emphasis. I thought she did a spectacular job."

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