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Clinton's 'Burqa' Is Off

Two weeks after Tina Brown wrote in The Daily Beast that Obama should “let Hillary Clinton take off her burqa,” the Washington Post’s Anne Applebaum writes… that the column “continues to echo around Washington.” Applebaum contends, however, that the burqa is off: “Not only has [Clinton] not been kept forcibly silent, in other words, she also possesses an extraordinary number of ways to set the agenda and has done so on several occasions.” Applebaum concludes, “I'm not sure that Clinton, or any secretary of state, needs to have an overarching 'theory' in order to explain her views. But it is up to her to tell us what she thinks is important, and why. If she hasn't done so yet, that isn't the president's fault.”