Obama's Secretary of State... Hillary Clinton?

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Thu, 11/13/2008 - 5:19pm.

There's increasing chatter in political circles that the Obama camp is not overly happy with the usual suspects for Secretary of State these days and that the field may be expanding somewhat beyond Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Gov. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.), Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) and maybe former Democratic senator Sam Nunn of Georgia.

There's talk, indeed, that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) may now be under consideration for the post. Her office referred any questions to the Obama transition; Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor declined to comment.

The pick of the former presidential contender and Senate Armed Services Committee member would go a long way toward healing any remaining divisions within the Democratic Party after the divisive primaries. Also, Clinton has long been known for her work on international women's issues and human rights. The former first lady could also enhance Obama's efforts to restore U.S. standing amongst allies worldwide.

And Obama could put her in his speed-dial for a 3 a.m. phone call every morning.

Al Kamen and Philip Rucker - November 13, 2008 - source WarAndPeace

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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Thu, 11/13/2008 - 5:19pm.


patrick (not verified) | Thu, 11/20/2008 - 3:37pm

it seems like, if Hillary becomes the Sec. State, then there will be some serious personality and agenda conflict between her and Obama