I was just perusing the MTV website a few moments ago (so I guess I don't have to tell you I am obviously either extremely bored or desperate for material). I found an article over there written by some genius named Gil Kaufman titled: "What Does The Secretary Of State Do??" Here's the link, if anybody is interested: www.mtv.com/news/articles/1600395/20081201/story.jhtml
The thing that struck me as being quite funny was the fact that MTV felt it was necessary to explain to the Britney-envying, head-banging, eyebrow-piercing younger members of its exclusive audience exactly what a Secretary of State was and what one did.
For those members of its audience who can pry their eyes away from such classic MTV television programs such as "Date My Mom" and "Paris Hilton's My New BFF," the website begins its in-depth political-science lesson by saying:
"But just what is it, exactly, that the secretary of state does? The secretary is in charge of foreign policy and representing the United States to foreign governments - they also serve as the head of the U.S. Department of State. It is the most senior position in a president's cabinet, and it is often filled by someone with deep foreign-policy or military experience. The secretary negotiates with foreign leaders and governments on behalf of the president, advises the president on foreign policy and supervises the State Department's activities overseas, including its consulates and embassies."
Well, I suppose that is an adequate explanation for those MTV gtoupies who have an inkling about what foreign policy actually means and what the U.S. Department of State is and what it actually does itself. However, the line that caught my eye was "....it is often filled by someone with deep foreign-policy or military experience."
When I read that sentence, the first question I asked was "Is this Hillary Clinton??" That question was followed by semi-related questions, such as: "Has being a First Lady and a U.S. Senator for eight years given Hillary this kind of experience??" and "How has being a First Lady and a U.S. Senator for eight years given Hillary this kind of experience??" and, most importantly: "How many viewers of MTV really give a crap??"
I am not saying that there aren't a few people of higher intelligence who enjoy the T-&-A, phallus-teasing, hot-tub-soaking, G-string-wearing antics of a sophisticated network like MTV, I am merely inferring that it goes without saying that the bulk of its viewership is not comprised of nuclear physicists or high-level technicians who work for NASA.
Anyway......back to Hillary. Sadly, I have not kept up regularly with Hillary Clintion's senatorial career. So, obviously I have somehow missed where and when and how she acquired the knowledge, experience, and expertise to fill the insurgent-stomping shoes of the office of Secretary of State. So, I thought I would ask those of you who have avidly followed Hillary's career and know more about it than I do.........
On the other hand, I could just start regularly watching MTV...........