Hillary Clinton reaches 100 days as secretary of state
Hillary Clinton, ceremonial swearing-in, Feb. 2, 2009 Today, May 1, marks Hillary Clinton’s 100th day at U.S. secretary of state. (She was sworn in Jan. 21, and we’re counting Jan. 22 as Day 1.) Yesterday, I posted a roundup of views regarding Clinton’s first 100 days. Two days ago, the State Department posted its ...
Today, May 1, marks Hillary Clinton’s 100th day at U.S. secretary of state. (She was sworn in Jan. 21, and we’re counting Jan. 22 as Day 1.)
Yesterday, I posted a roundup of views regarding Clinton’s first 100 days. Two days ago, the State Department posted its “100-Day Report,” in which it stated, “In the first 100 Days of the Obama Administration, Secretary Clinton and the State Department have made significant progress in advancing America’s national security goals and promoting America’s values around the world.” (Obviously, being put out by the State Department, the report only states the positive, declaring that “early and significant progress” has been made on a range of priorities.) More about the report is available in this Associated Press article, “Cue the Fanfare: State Trumpets Clinton’s 100 Days.”
Just in time for Clinton’s 100th day, Time named Clinton one of the 100 most influential people in the world, placing her in the “leaders & revolutionaries” category. Writing for Time, Madeleine Albright, the first female U.S. secretary of state (and who served under Clinton’s husband Bill) had this to say:
Can Hillary adjust [to being a diplomat]? She already has. It helps that no one doubts her courage, toughness or brains and that everyone knows who she is. It helps more that despite living under intense scrutiny for so long, Secretary Clinton knows exactly what she believes. The mission of public service is in her bones.
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