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Secretary Clinton decided to spice up the swearing in of Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Michael Hammer by wearing purple costume jewelry and wing-tipped purple and green sunglasses. ABC reports, "Amidst a room full of family, friends and colleagues, Clinton started her remarks by saying that the day was not only about Hammer but the color purple, well-known throughout the State Department as the assistant secretary's favorite color. The secretary of state proceeded to put on purple mardi gras beads and what she called her "piece de resistance," wing-tipped purple and green glasses.(Clip) "Mike I was in a real dilemma," joked Clinton. "I have pantsuits in nearly every color — except purple," she said as the crowd clapped and laughed. More from ABC's The Note.