The first rule about running on your record? Make sure people know what it is.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki raised some eyebrows this week, when she was unable to name a single tangible accomplishment of the first audit of the department, which was a major project initiated under the leadership of former Secretary Hillary Clinton. “I am certain that those who were here at the time, who worked hard on that effort, could point out one,” Psaki said in response to a question from Associated Press reporter Matt Lee.
That’s not exactly the kind of answer the former secretary would appreciate, given the fact that she is preparing to launch a major publicity blitz around the June publication of her memoir about her years at the State Department. And that, if she runs for president, her time as the nation’s top diplomat will be prominently featured.