Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) paid an emotional tribute to another powerful woman in politics Friday afternoon in Dallas.

Hutchison praised Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's poise and strength during the presidential campaign during a speech at the Dallas Women's Museum yesterday.

"You were completely devastated and you never let it show on your face," Hutchison said, according to the Dallas Morning News. "That character is why you are secretary of state today."

Clinton, who was in attendance, reportedly became teary-eyed as the crowd gave her a standing ovation.

(Hat tip: GOP12)