It seems that our State Department, under the brilliant, dynamic leadership of President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton, doesn’t realize that Texas is part of the United States. It lists as part of the administration’s accomplishments Clinton's travels to Texas.
It make a certain amount of sense. Since candidate Obama claimed there were 57 states, there’s no reason to expect his Secretary of State to know what states are actually part of the Union.
This is from the State Department’s official news release about its first 100 days.
OVERALL DEPARTMENT POLICY ACCOMPLISHMENTS, REGULATORY INITIATIVES, AND INTERAGENCY EFFORTS
In the first 100 Days of the Obama Administration, Secretary Clinton and the State Department have made significant progress in advancing America’s national security goals and promoting America’s values around the world.
Secretary Clinton is already the most traveled Secretary of State in a new Administration. The Secretary’s trips have included her inaugural trip to Asia, the Middle East and Europe, Mexico and across the border to Texas, the Hague in the Netherlands, Europe with President Obama, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago with President Obama, and to Iraq and Kuwait.