There was a “missing Hillary” frenzy on Twitter tonight of people saying this was the first time in 20 years that HRC was not in attendance at SOTU. Even on Facebook, this poignant photo was shared far and wide.
Actually, this was not the first time she missed SOTU. In 2010 she was in London for a conference on Afghanistan, and from there went on to Paris. Here is her schedule for January 27, 2010, the night of SOTU.
Secretary Clinton’s Schedule for January 27, 2010
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2010
ON FOREIGN TRAVEL Secretary Clinton attends a Meeting on Yemen Hosted by the Government of the United Kingdom and holds Bilateral Meetings in London, England.