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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

(An open letter to Hillary Clinton)

History has honored significant contributions of women as chiefs of state. Examples: Spain had Isabelle, queen of Castile and Aragon. Russia had Catherine the Great, empress of Russia. England had Queens Elizabeth I and Victoria, and today has Queen Elizabeth II. Also Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Israel had Prime Minister Golda Meier. The chancellor of Germany is Angela Merkel.

The time is now for America to join the honor roll of nations with distinguished women as head of state. Hillary, you proved your leadership ability while serving as our secretary of state. You and Madeleine Albright have an excellent record of accomplishments in foreign relations. You both have earned the admiration and respect of world leaders as America’s two outstanding secretaries of state.

Hillary, seize the moment! You are the woman to have America represented on the honor roll. Please “throw your hat into the ring.” The Democratic National Convention in 2016 will enthusiastically nominate you by acclamation. As madam president, you could continue the positive image the world has of both presidents ... Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

Anthony G. Pilla
Forest Hills

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