Fran (on running to replace Hillary Clinton's soon-to-be vacant seat in the Senate, December 2008): I've just been given the appointment of U.S. diplomat. My title is public diplomacy envoy for women's health issues, and I just got back from a four-country European tour of duty. I believe next I'll be sent to the Middle East. I've been very successful in getting a bill passed in Washington. I was thinking I'd take the next four years to lay some groundwork, but I'm throwing my hat in the ring. I'm an authentic and honest person. And I think Capitol Hill needs more of that.