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Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Secretary of State is a ...

Harry Shearer has this wonderful radio show on Sundays here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Near the end of his show he records imaginary conversations with famous people -- usually politicians. Today's was Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. The imaginary conversation was mostly about Bill handing over the list of donors to Obama's team. But near the end of the conversation, imaginary Bill says to Hillary:

"Well, Madeline Albright and Condi Rice were warm-ups. You made it official. The Secretary of State is a woman's job."
I laughed at first because it was something that was kicking around in my noodle. Of course, there is that saying: "Never send a man to do a woman's job." Might be true in this case. Maybe women are better peacemakers. And we desperately need a peaceful planet right now.

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