Hillary will become the new Secretary of State

The New York Times is reporting that New York senator Hillary Clinton has been offered and will accept the position of Secretary of State in the new President-elect Obama administration.  She will resign her position in the Senate.

I’m pleased with this announcement.  I know the Register thinks she’s a lightweight, but she can’t be worse than Condi Rice. 

UPDATE: CNN reports that aides for Clinton and Obama are saying that discussions are ongoing and there has been no change in the status of those discussions. – Chris

  3 comments for “Hillary will become the new Secretary of State

  1. RHackett
    November 22, 2008 at 11:10 am

    I love the right wing’s fever swamp complaint about hiring Clinton appointees. I suppose change would happen faster if he staffed his administration with small town mayors from sparsely populated states. As long as he dictates the policy, change will happen much faster by using seasoned pros who already know the job. Look what happened under Bush with his amateur cronies. The Clintons simply drive some people crazy. It’s a clinical diagnosis. Obama may be picking Hillary for this purpose. She can absorb all the looney criticism from the right and he can go about his business above the fray. It’s actually smart to give them someone else to hate. And if the Clintons are good at anything, it’s being hated and successful at the same time. Indeed, they seem to thrive on it.

  2. New
    November 22, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    I fall under the first category when it comes to the Clintons – just go away, go away, go AWAY.

  3. RHackett
    November 22, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Seek professional help.

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