Hillary Clinton stepped down today as Secretary of State. In an emotional speech to employees, she said she leaves the job “optimistic” about the world. She said she will miss the job — and joked that she might be calling into the operations center “just to talk.”
My earlier take on Clinton’s legacy at State is here.
The Washington Post rounded up some memorable photos (and gifs) from her tenure here.
Meanwhile, incoming Secretary of State John Kerry told the Boston Globe that the president had offered him the job before presumed frontrunner and embattled UN ambassador Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration.