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Dowd: Picking Hillary As Secretary Of State "Cool Idea ... So Un-Clintonian"

12/17/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

It's a cool idea, Hillary Clinton as secretary of state.

At long last, the feminist icon would represent the feminist ideal of getting a room of her own, all on her own.

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Even if Bill scurries past the questions on sexual harassment claims, conflicts of interest, civil suits, real estate holdings, federal investigations, diaries, gifts worth more than $50 and Internet aliases, the Clintons will still have to grapple with No. 8: "Briefly describe the most controversial matters you have been involved with during the course of your career." (It would take books, and it has.)

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