Will Hillary outpace Condoleeza in mileage?
Hillary Clinton, April 4, 2009 Over at FP‘s blog The Cable, Laura Rozen compares Secretary Clinton’s travel mileage with that of Condoleezza Rice, her predecessor. Clinton, who was sworn in Jan. 21, will reach her 100th day on May 1 (when counting Jan. 22 as Day 1). To date, she has traveled 57,622 miles to ...
Over at FP‘s blog The Cable, Laura Rozen compares Secretary Clinton’s travel mileage with that of Condoleezza Rice, her predecessor.
By comparison, Rice, who was sworn in Jan. 26, 2005, had traveled 90,865 miles* to 24 countries by the time she reached her 100th day (when counting Jan. 27, 2005, as Day 1). On Day 100 (May 6, 2005), she was beginning her ninth overseas trip, with the first stop in Latvia.
Nevertheless, a Clinton aide told The Cable, “Not only is HRC outpacing Rice on miles traveled, she’s also edging out Rice on solo trips,” without the president.
I know some of you Hillary fans out there might not like it that I’m mentioning one area in which Clinton is trailing Rice, but the numbers are the numbers. But, of course, keep in mind that quality of travel can be more important than quantity of travel.
*Note: This version updates a previous version that said Rice had traveled 74,701 miles, reflecting a correction at The Cable.
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Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009-2016 and was an assistant editor from 2007-2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP
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