I thought had Condoleezza Rice had a rough 4 years as Secretary of State.
But Hilary Clinton seems to have dealt with even more crises in her 4 years. It’s been non stop meltdowns all over the middle east, plus the Haiti earthquake, Japan’s earthquake/ tsunami. I totally understand why (she’s said) doesn’t want another 4 years in this job. 4 years as Secretary of State must be exhausting.
I know technically Secretary of State is only a representative for the president. These are really the president’s crises and his responsibility. But the reality is the Secretary of State is the point man in the eye of the storm. They have to work somewhat independently and then answer to the president afterward.
Are any stats kept on how many crises are dealt with by a Secretary of State?
Did Alexander Haig and James Baker have a less frenzied tenure in office?