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In 2399, she was the commander in chief (CNC) of Starfleet. Jean-Luc Picard, with whom she hadn't always seen eye-to-eye, went to see her about temporarily reactivating his commission in Starfleet to investigate the death of Dahj Asha. She soundly rejected his proposal, calling it "sheer fucking hubris" and showing disdain and resentment towards the former admiral. Although she largely dismissed his concerns as being "just sad", she would later prompt Commodore Oh to investigate the situation Picard brought up out of an abundance of caution. (PIC: "Maps and Legends")
"The sheer fucking hubris. You think you can just waltz back in here and be entrusted with taking men and women into space?"
- - Kirsten Clancy, to Jean-Luc Picard on his request to be reinstated into Starfleet (PIC: "Maps and Legends")
"The Romulans were our enemies, and we tried to help them for as long as we could, but even before the synthetics attacked Mars, fourteen species within the Federation said 'Cut the Romulans loose, or we'll pull out.' It was a choice between allowing the Federation to implode, or letting the Romulans go."
"The Federation does not get to decide if a species lives or dies."
"Yes we do. We absolutely do. Thousands of other species depend upon us for unity, for cohesion. We didn't have enough ships left. We had to make choices, but the great Captain Picard didn't like his orders."
"I was standing up for the Federation for what it represents! For what it should STILL represent!"
"How dare you lecture me!"
"This is no longer your house, Jean-Luc, so do what you're good at: go home. Request denied."