timely quote

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.

Theodore Roosevelt

Friday, November 14, 2008

Clinton reportedly offered Secretary of State job

According to CNN, Pres-Elect Obama is talking to Hillary Clinton about the Secretary of State position in his administration. The story is backed by several sources, none of them named, so take it with a grain of salt.

"There was a serious discussion to determine whether, if offered secretary of state, she would accept it," said a source close to the Obama transition team.

Another source close to the Obama transition team said that asking Clinton to be secretary of state "has been of great interest to Obama for a while. You've got to assume that Hillary Clinton did not come to visit the city of Chicago."

Over the course of the past 24 hours, sources close to Clinton have softened their one-time solid public position that she would not be interested in a Cabinet post. Those sources now say Clinton is clearly contemplating various ways in which she can serve the Obama administration.

So Hillary Clinton is softening up to the new administration, after being offered the promise of power. Secretary of State is a perfect position for her. She can fly all over the world, bowing down to oppressive regimes while allowing them to set our foreign policy.

Clinton, however, remained mum Friday about the speculation over the meeting.

Clinton went to the meeting Thursday with Obama because "she knew Obama wanted to talk about whether she would have a role in the administration," according to two sources.

Obama and Clinton met in Chicago, Illinois, at the request of the president-elect, the sources said.

However, Clinton said, "I'm going to respect his process, and any inquiries should be directed to his transition team."

Rahm Emanuel denied his offer until the day the press said he accepted. We'll see.

I'm still waiting for the bi-partisan part.


Anonymous said...

I really cannot imagine Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. That's just so wrong in so many ways.

folly said...

I absolutely understand. I had the same thought about her as President. I look forward to the day we have our first woman president, but not her.

stevjo said...

Or the Great Leader wants to keep an eye on her so she doesn't pull a Ted Kennedy ala 1980 Dem nomiation over then Pres Carter. Offer Hillary the postion and you smooth over any ruffled feathers her supporters may still have and if she goes rouge, then she gets the heave ho; but at least Obama tried to bring her into the fold. Hold your enemies closer...

folly said...

I still think he's a one-term president. I'd love to see someone else get the nomination over him in 2012. It would show a complete lack of faith in Obama.

Anonymous said...

I also think Obama will be a one term president. I think that at the end of four years of his idiocy, people will not want to reelect him. Let's hope we have a decent Republican candidate running in 2012.

folly said...

If he were not re-nominated, or even just loses the election in 2012, that would certainly be a referendum on "change" wouldn't it?