On Wednesday morning, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) pressed Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the issue.
And, oh yes, secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, one of the Grand Old Partiers serving in Obamaland.
Geithner came into the hardest job any Treasury secretary has faced since 1933.
To her credit, secretary Clinton promptly announced that the U.S. was willing to take Al Shabab up on its offer.
And then Don turns around and treats her like a secretary again, too!
"We have begun by being frank; we should continue so," said the secretary presently.
When Smithson had left the office, Gilder turned to his secretary.
No secretary cherished the delusion that he was running the Province.
But the effort on the secretary's part was wholly without success.
The secretary was no more fortunate with his dinner partner.
late 14c., "person entrusted with secrets," from Medieval Latin secretarius "clerk, notary, confidential officer, confidant," a title applied to various confidential officers, noun use of adjective meaning "private, secret, pertaining to private or secret matters" (cf. Latin secretarium "a council-chamber, conclave, consistory"), from Latin secretum "a secret, a hidden thing" (see secret (n.)).
Meaning "person who keeps records, write letters, etc.," originally for a king, first recorded c.1400. As title of ministers presiding over executive departments of state, it is from 1590s. The word also is used in both French and English to mean "a private desk," sometimes in French form secretaire. The South African secretary bird so called (1786) in reference to its crest, which, when smooth, resembles a pen stuck over the ear. Cf. Late Latin silentiarius "privy councilor, 'silentiary," from Latin silentium "a being silent."