Interesting choice. Comments on her looks seem way out of line. She is married with children.
Her political connections and views are another issue. She apparently served on some boards with George Mitchell, Madeline Albrecht and Colin Powell. What makes me nervous is her views on how to educate more qualified folks:
“One possibility is to charge higher tuition in fields like engineering where you have high potential for earnings and it costs more to educate you.”
This makes little economic sense and is likely to increase the numbers of folks who can do nothing but look for the government to provide them jobs.
“In engineering school, I worked for General Electric for a total of 18 months over a period of three years. It was a good time for engineers. I had 15 offers for jobs coming out of school and ended up working for Mobil. I came back in 1981 to work for Rainier Bank as an oil and gas expert because I loved Seattle. Oil and gas isnt found in the most pleasant places in the world and, being a woman, there were things I had to put up with that would be considered illegal now, and it just became tiresome. I also wanted to raise my children around grandparents.”
Anyone who loves Seattle is NOT someone I want running public lands in the western USA! If anything, Seattle is left of San Francisco.