Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave new New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow a couple of shout-outs in her keynote address at the TIME 100 gala in the Big Apple last night.
But Tebow was a no-show, unlike his New York Knicks counterpart on the TIME list, Jeremy Lin.
“We’re here in the greatest city in the world, and I’m delighted that TIME has included two of the newest residents: Jeremy Lin and Tim Tebow,” Clinton began her address. “Now, there’s a lot to be done tonight, but there’s not really a lot of room for more than one internet meme sensation, so I’m afraid that Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin really take the cake here.”
Clinton said she was also “delighted” that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) were on the list.
“And the two of them and I have ended up on some other lists this past couple of months,” she quipped.
She added that there are so many on the leaders on the list it would be impossible to acknowledge each one. “I was sort of hoping Kim Jong-un would show up,” she said. “I don’t think he’s here but if you catch sight of him, let me know. We’re still trying to figure out what he’s all about.”
“But I do want to give a shout-out to Angela Merkel and Dilma Rousseff and Portia Miller, Christine Lagarde, who are also on this list and prove once again that you actually can run the world in heels and pantsuits,” Clinton added.