AP reporter to State Dep’t spokesman: Seriously, can you identify a single accomplishment since 2010? « Hot Air: "Via Joe Schoffstall and Noah Rothman, the reporter in question is Matt Lee and no, this isn’t the first time he’s been, shall we say, unimpressed with an answer from State. The “QDDR” he mentions is the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, a self-audit by State every four years of its long-term goals abroad and how it’s doing in meeting them. The very first QDDR was published in 2010 after it was ordered by — ta da — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. What makes this question significant, in other words, isn’t that Lee is so combative with spokesman Jen Psaki or that Psaki’s as stumped as the rest of us are when forced to name a Hillary accomplishment. What makes it significant is that, I suspect, the QDDR will itself be cited by Team Hillary next year when they’re asked to list her achievements. The mere fact that she ordered the review, whether or not State learned anything from it, will be submitted as proof that she’s Ready To Lead. Remember this exchange when it happens."
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