Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been especially busy on recent foreign tours. But she’s still made time to throw a few zingers into her act — one of them directed at the U.S.’s lack of gender diversity in leaders.
Via The Caucus:
On the eve of President Obama‘s first trip to South America, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sang praises to the region, saying it had ushered in a period of steady economic growth while consolidating its transformation from dictatorships to democracy.
And in one light departure from her weighty policy talk, she suggested that she wanted the United States to emulate at least one Latin American lesson: its record of electing female presidents.
“I must say,” Mrs. Clinton said with a smile, “I’m far enough away from my own career in electoral politics that I will not take too much heat for suggesting that these women and societies can teach American voters a thing or two.”
Of course, it’s not just South America who has had women in leadership, a vast variety of countries throughout the world have had women elected or appointed as heads of state, leaving the United State woefully behind.
But despite the talk, don’t count Clinton as a possible contender — she’s already said she’s out.