Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton, Wellesley ’69, celebrates her 64th today – many happy returns to our Secretary of State.
Really, it is very nice to have this particular secretarial job filled by a woman. It was classy of the two big-time politicos concerned to make it happen – i.e., for Obama to offer and Clinton to accept.
HRC is pretty much the definition of all modern things; she’s an overachiever, a Type-A personality, a multi-tasker, etc., etc. She’s the most traveled SoS in history, I think, and she did a lot of her traveling last summer while also planning Chelsea’s wedding.
She went from being a Nixon fan in college to supporting Eugene McCarthy, from being president of the Young Republicans to writing her senior thesis on Saul Alinsky. The summer after Wellesley and before Yale Law, she got a job at a fish plant in Valdez AK, but got fired after complaining about the unsafe working conditions. Cool.