Quotable: Hillary Clinton Needed Arm-Twisting To Become Secretary Of State

“I was stunned after the election when President Obama asked me to consider this. I didn’t want to do it. I just really had a lot of doubts, and I kept suggesting other people: Well, how about this person! How about that person! This one would be really good! But then a friend of mine called me and basically said, ‘How would you have felt if you’d been elected and you’d called him and asked him to do this?’ And that really made a big impression on me. How do you say no? And so…I said yes. And here I am.”

Hillary Clinton, on becoming Madam Secretary of State [Vogue]

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