The girl on the left, Somana, is a wonderful, courageous girl who was kidnapped and sold to a brothel at 14. The brothel gouged out her eye as punishment when she complained. After we wrote about her, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited her on a trip to Cambodia--and the visit reverberated through the Cambodian bureaucracy. The message was that maybe these girls matter after all, if America cares about them.
America's First Ladies: Hillary Rodham Clinton: The only first lady to run for public office, Hillary Clinton continues to wield political influence today, running for president in 2008 before becoming President Obama's secretary of state.
MOST RESPECTED: "So, ladies and gentlemen, I give you your Secretary of State, and perhaps the most respected person on the world stage today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton." ~ former Republican Governor Utah, Jon Huntsman, 05/23/2010.