The Washington Times - January 22, 2009, 05:46PM

Hillary Clinton is no longer presidential, senatorial or even first lady-ish. Overnight, she has become Madame Secretary of State.

Forget sky blue polyester and a golden pouf. Mrs. Clinton appeared in her new role in the Obama administration on Thursday, clad in svelte and muted green pantsuit, the new hair shimmering with subtle highlights and sophisicated style.  And with it comes the new voice, all warm and rich as caramel. This is not the honking, teary-eyed aggressive candidate of even a few weeks ago.


Mrs. Clinton has become the diplomat.

As the French would say, “Quel change.” And maybe, “Oo la la.”

— Jennifer Harper, reporter, National Desk