Muslim men have no respect for women; Muslim men look down on women as an inferior sex, someone to cook, clean and raise children. So why appoint a female knowing she will not be respected, but only tolerated?
The perfect Secretary of State would be a tall and muscular male. Muslims respect power, and the appearance of a very big and smart male Secretary of State would get the attention of a Muslim leader much more quickly than a female.
With few exceptions, Muslim men rule in the Third World countries. Remember, I am talking about the Middle East and not the rest of the world, where women are respected. If Ray Lewis, the linebacker, was qualified for the job, he would make a perfect pick.