As someone who voted for Hillary in the Democratic primary, I'm happy to see her receive such an important appointment as Secretary of State. But am I the only one who feels a twinge of regret over the designation of . . . secretary? Something obviously to do with this being at one time part of the triumvirate of careers viewed as acceptable for women: teacher, nurse, secretary. I know Obama isn't going to expect her to take minutes or serve coffee at cabinet meetings, but still. And yes, I know Condeleeza Rice bore this title with dignity, but she was a female minority working for the Republicans, and I just couldn't bear to watch.
Can't Hillary be called something else? Administrative Assistant of State? No. ThingyMaBobber of State? That would be Sophie's choice, but no. Head, Vice President, Treasurer? No, no, and no.
How about Barack-Takes-Care-of-the-Economy-I-Take-Care-of-the-Rest-of-the-World General Asskicker? I think it's better than Secretary.