Now it is clear that even the office of Secretary of State is far, far over her head. I think there must be frantic conversations going on at this very minute about how Hillary might be kept in that basement of the State Department and away from any and all microphones or other recording devices for the next decade or so. Her brain dead statements and inuendoes to the Pakistaniis this past week must have set back US-Pakistani relations at least 10 years--and at a critical juncture, and for no good reason. She returns to Washington with what? Another headache for her boss...Obama. What a sad distraction for an administration that already has a VERY full plate of domestic and international issues to deal with. A nod to the Clintons was not needed at any point in Obama's ascendency. And now it is all too clear that both of them (Bill and Hillary) should have been put out to pasture in the lush green land of Democratic speaking engagements...and far, far from the levers of real power.