But now she’s vanished from this gallery, replaced largely by photos of senior State Department officials. There don’t appear to be any photos of Clinton anywhere in the display. (There was one farther down the hallway, though.)
Some of the photos now in this section, such as one with Deputy Secretary Bill Burns, don’t identify the others in the shot. One from 2011 of
, the ambassador at large to monitor and combat trafficking in persons, says he’s meeting with “other officials.”
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(AP Photo/AP) - A 1973 photo of Rose Mary Woods, President Nixon’s secretary, demonstrating the movement which could have resulted in the erasure of part of the Watergate tapes. The National Security Archive named its Rosemary Award for poor performance in openness and transparency after her.
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The “other officials” in this case include Cabinet members and other top officials — former defense secretary Bob Gates, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, former labor secretary Hilda Solis and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, plus FBI Director Bob Mueller and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
Hold on! The woman sitting directly across from CdeBaca looks very much like . . . wait . . . yes, Clinton herself! And she’s the one who opened the meeting, spoke and introduced the other Cabinet folks, who also spoke.
So far, there are only five photos featuring Kerry in the gallery. All of them were taken during his first couple of days on the job. One shows him holding aloft his old childhood passport, the one he used as the son of a Foreign Service officer posted to Berlin in the 1950s.
Some lovely shots from his recent jaunt through Europe and the Middle East — perhaps the tower in Paris, the pyramids outside Cairo? — will no doubt grace the corridor walls shortly.
A caretaker at USTR
U.S. Trade Representative
Ron Kirk’s last day in the office was Thursday. Last we checked, he was headed back home to Dallas and the private sector. Kirk’s deputy,
, is taking over as acting trade rep, though it doesn’t appear he’s a candidate to take over the top spot.
Marantis was chief international trade counsel on the Senate Finance Committee before moving over to USTR in 2009. Before that he also served as issues director on the Kerry 2004 presidential campaign.
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