Secretarial Pool: A Role Defined
What does the word secretary really mean?
Each executive branch has its archetypical office-holder. Secretaries of state tend to be diplomats; secretaries of defense spin round the revolving door between the Department of Defense and the military-industrial complex. Secretaries of education are often midrange politicians parked between career moves. Some have made changes to public schools that still reverberate today, while others are best known for their outside-the-office antics. Here’s the scorecard.