Clinton Brings Star Power To State
It seems apparent that one of the reasons President Obama chose Hillary Clinton to be Secretary of State in his Administration was her star power. If this was one of his calculations, it seems to be working:
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton electrified a group of young European government workers and activists Friday in an hour-long town-hall-style meeting in which she promised more cooperation with Europe and voiced regret at Bush administration positions on climate change and other issues.
. . . Her appearance before an enthusiastic crowd that spilled out of the auditorium and gave her two standing ovations resembled an event from her presidential campaign, only she was there as a representative of the Obama administration. And she delivered one of its early diplomatic themes: Things between the U.S. and Europe are going to be different.
Of course the President himself is the biggest political star in the world, but his Secretary of State clearly has some wattage of her own.
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