By Nikki Schwab, Washington Whispers
Sure, Madeleine Albright's a celeb on the world stage, but at home it's sometimes "Madeleine who?" Case in point: In a Chicago airport security line recently, she went unnoticed until she was face to face with a Transportation Security Administration officer. "Oh, my God, it's you!" Albright recalls him saying. After telling the former Madame Secretary that he was Bosnian, the TSA agent went on: "We all love you in Bosnia, and if it weren't for you, there wouldn't be a Bosnia." Only after he held up the crowd for a picture with Albright did things return to normal, prompting a woman in line to ask the former Clinton cabinet aide: "So what exactly happened here?" As Albright tells it: "I said, 'Well, I used to be secretary of state.' And she says, 'Of Bosnia?' "
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