Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Hillary’s record-breaking tenure as secretary of state

SOS Clinton meets with  Shimon Peres in Jerusalem on July 16, 2012. State Dept Image.

Hillary Clinton speaks in measured tones, never seems to be out of breath or in a hurry, and yet continues to break records in miles traveled and countries visited as secretary of state. It has to be her to do lists; I envision her on her plane at nightfall, crossing off the items she’s completed that day. (That’s after she catches up with her texting.)

The AP reports:

WASHINGTON (AP) — If diplomatic achievements were measured by the number of countries visited, Hillary Rodham Clinton would be the most accomplished secretary of state in history.

While historians will debate and eventually rate her tenure as America's top diplomat, Clinton is already assured of a place in the State Department record book.

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