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Can ANYONE name a Hillary Clinton accomplishment?

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Seriously, this question has been posed for weeks now, you’d think someone, somewhere would have a go-to answer by now.

At a State Department briefing yesterday, spokesperson Jen Psaki couldn't name a single accomplishment from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's initiative, the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review.

Instead, Psaki said she was certain that someone who worked during Clinton's tenure would be able to name an accomplishment (Psaki, a former Democratic campaign operative, became State's spokeswoman in February 2013, a couple weeks after Clinton left office.)

But Psaki's response is just the latest in a long line of people who have been unable to name one of Clinton's accomplishments as secretary of state. America Rising PAC, a Republican opposition research firm, compiled a nice list of others who couldn't name a Clinton accomplishment.

Former White House counsel under Bill Clinton, Lanny Davis, couldn't.

Politico's Susan Glasser couldn't.

Politico's Maggie Haberman couldn't.

The Huffington Post's Sam Stein couldn't.

Fox News' James Rosen couldn't.

Andrew Sullivan couldn't.

The cast of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" couldn't.

Even Clinton herself couldn't.

When asked to name a specific accomplishment, Clinton instead rambled on about relay races and passing the baton of leadership. Oh, she also talked about Obama's domestic “accomplishments” like the stimulus bill.

But of course, asking someone to name a Clinton accomplishment is probably just veiled sexism, just like talking about her age.

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