Now, we all know that the former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright is an accomplished individual. She skillfully handled the powder keg that was the parts of the former Yugoslavia and coined perhaps the boldest rationale ever for using the U.S. military, in a discussion with Colin Powell: “What’s the point of you saving this superb military for, Colin, if we can’t use it?”

All of which is fine and good. But now Albright has somehow stretched her skill set, for the purposes of pre-inauguration happy talk. Let the Washington Post take it away:

Former secretary of state Madeleine K. Albright said that the body language of Obama and Clinton, as well as the public statements they have made since the primary season concluded, suggest that the partnership will work. “I think they are both highly professional and highly respectful of each other,” she said. “I am sure that in fact that they have worked out a way that she will have the kind of access she needs. She will give him her opinion unvarnished, but she will also be a very good team member.”