She'd nod, taking a seat while at it. "I might have lost, but it's a loss I'm willing to accept." She pauses, before continuing "It's more one or the other, whichever you deem me better for, but that aside, I believe I owe you a fair bit of my career story. While I am certain you know some about me, let me tell it how it is." Pause. "I was a Senior Undersecretary back in the French Ministry for three years. I didn't serve a fourth year, due to some complications, but had none such been in the way, I would have done my time. But besides my experience, I also will bring my dedication to the position which you choose me for. I wish to see through it that the goals and standards you set are being met, as well as ensuring the departments make the progress they are expected to."