My fellow Harpy SarahMC has already expressed her appreciation of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and given that she has been dubbed an Honorary Harpy, I thought it might be a good time to link to a post on New York Magazine‘s website about some of Clinton’s accomplishments since being sworn in. The article points out just how much Secretary Clinton’s fortunes have changed in the past year; last June, her Presidential campaign was on its last legs, and now she is one of the most important members (if not the most important member) of President Obama’s cabinet. Her accomplishments during her short tenure have ranged from extending benefits to the same-sex partners of Foreign Service officers to simply presenting foreign policy observations that constitute “a sane, sober alternative to the crazies running the GOP.”
Her approval rating is now at 70%, and there appears to be very little distance, let alone disagreement, between Clinton and Obama. Remember all those rumors about how she would bring discord to the administration? Yeah, that totally is not the case: “If Clinton minds toiling in Obama’s shadow, or representing her former rival as America’s best face to the world, she hasn’t shown it.” Wow, it’s almost like people were expecting a brilliant, powerful woman to be a humorless bitch! Imagine that!