McHale Nominated as PD Chief

by Steven R. Corman

Today the White House announced its intent to nominate Judith McHale as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (h/t Matt).

Obviously the Obama administration couldn’t withstand the unrelenting pressure of the Count-Up Clock.  I can only imagine the meetings that must have taken place over the weekend.  Had I known it would be so effective, I would have put it up months ago.

Yet we’re not quite ready to take it down.  There is still a confirmation process to follow, so The Clock will come down once that process is complete.