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Obama Plans To Nominate Clinton For Top Diplomat
AP via Yahoo News ^ | 21 Nov 2008 | NEDRA PICKLER

Posted on 11/21/2008 6:24:43 AM PST by edpc

WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama plans to nominate Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state after Thanksgiving, a new milestone for the former first lady and a convergence of two political forces who fought hard for the presidency.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2008; cabinet; clinton; hillary; obama; obamatransitionfile; piaps; piginapantsuit; sos
Short excerpt.....AP source.

The senior adviser, speaking on condition of anonymity because the president-elect is not prepared to officially announce the nomination, said Obama believes Clinton would bring instant stature and credibility to U.S. diplomatic relations.

Laugh of the day.

1 posted on 11/21/2008 6:24:43 AM PST by edpc
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To: edpc

If this turns out to be the case, it will be pretty entertaining to watch the interaction between the Clintons and the Obamas (plus the Obamabots) in the days ahead.

;-)


2 posted on 11/21/2008 6:26:41 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: edpc

Another ‘Empty Pantsuit.’ Madeline redux!

Well, at least it’ll keep her out of the country for long stretches at a time.

I’m betting she doesn’t take it. How can she run against him in 2012 if she’s been on his team for 4 years by then?

Gawd. Will we NEVER be rid of those two? *SHIVER*


3 posted on 11/21/2008 6:27:14 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin ('Taking the moderate path of appeasement leads to abysmal defeat.' - Rush on 11/05/08)
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To: edpc

There is one person in the world who kept Hillary Clinton from becoming President. And now he is giving her a senior position in his cabinet? That man ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed. Does he know the Clintons, at all? Apparently not.


4 posted on 11/21/2008 6:27:58 AM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: edpc

Most inauspicious start for “The One”.

1) Clinton has limited credibility and no foreign policy yexperience

2) Putting her in this position would place her three obstacles away from the goal of her life - Obama, Biden and Pelosi. Given the Clinton’s shady past,I don’t think it beyond them to stage an assasination - or several - to get herself in office. She would, of course, blame “the vast right-wing conspiracy.”

3) The ambitions of the Clinton Klan are so unrestrained that Hillary would follow her own agenda, independent of Obama’s in foreign policy - not that either one would be good for us.

He should make her ambassador to Outer Mongolia.


5 posted on 11/21/2008 6:31:39 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: SumProVita

LOL........can’t you just see the droids on MSNBC.

They love O and they loathe the Klinton’s.

What are they going to do!


6 posted on 11/21/2008 6:32:12 AM PST by Carley (Prayers for Sgt. Eddie Ryan)
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To: edpc

This achieves Bill Clinton’s goal of getting her out of the country as frequently as possible.


7 posted on 11/21/2008 6:33:06 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: edpc

I think it was LBJ that said (Not the actual quote) “He would rather have his enimies pissing out the tent door, rather than pissing in the tent door.”


8 posted on 11/21/2008 6:33:10 AM PST by devane617 (...And to the Republic For Which It Stood...)
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To: edpc
..another clinton leak, Bubba really needs to keep his $$$$ contacts. Really, there are no conflicts when it comes to the clintons...it's business as usual. If anyone thinks that any appearance of any sort of out of the norm dealings would hurt the appointment, they have been ignoring the past.
9 posted on 11/21/2008 6:34:29 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ZULU

One has to wonder about the Obama vetting process if Hillary is given the green light.


10 posted on 11/21/2008 6:35:44 AM PST by Raster Man
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To: edpc

Bill is pushing for this hard because it means more free time for him to get the “action” he wants without her being around.


11 posted on 11/21/2008 6:35:48 AM PST by MAD-AS-HELL (How does one win over terrorists? KILL them with UNKINDNESS)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
"I’m betting she doesn’t take it. How can she run against him in 2012 if she’s been on his team for 4 years by then?"

Do you really think that Hillary Clinton would be allowed to challenge a President from the same party in 2012. The DNC would totally shut her down and Harry Reid would take all of her committee assignments if she tried to rock the boat.
12 posted on 11/21/2008 6:36:25 AM PST by LetsRok
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To: edpc

With Hillary on the road constantly, it’s going to be party city at Bill’s place.


13 posted on 11/21/2008 6:37:14 AM PST by Raster Man
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To: Carley

Don’t know what the rules are in NY, but this could be Rudy’s chance.


14 posted on 11/21/2008 6:43:55 AM PST by paul544 (3D-Joy OH Boy!!!)
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To: Raster Man

So she will be negotiating for the US and Bill will be negotiating for them with the same people.
Outrageous.


15 posted on 11/21/2008 6:44:09 AM PST by Oldexpat (Drill Here, Drill There..we must drill everywhere.)
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To: Raster Man
... it’s going to be party city at Bill’s place.

...of course,just as planned. Get the sheeple all talking about the "sex scandals" while all the nimrats chant everybody does it...while the real story of his dealings with Dubai and other Arab states slips under the radar

16 posted on 11/21/2008 6:47:00 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Raster Man

Maybe Podesta and some other Clintonistas are doing the vetting.

Can a third party take out an insurance policy on the three “obstacles” with themselves as beneficiary? It would be easy money if he puts Hillary in that slot.


17 posted on 11/21/2008 6:47:41 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: edpc

This would put her much closer in line of succession to 4th. Wonder what might be up?


18 posted on 11/21/2008 6:51:12 AM PST by bonnieblue4me (You can put lipstick on a donkey (or a dimrat), but it is still an ass!)
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To: ZULU

“2) Putting her in this position would place her three obstacles away from the goal of her life - Obama, Biden and Pelosi. Given the Clinton’s shady past,I don’t think it beyond them to stage an assasination - or several - to get herself in office. She would, of course, blame “the vast right-wing conspiracy.””

When I made a hypothesis about this, the comment wound up on O’Reilly as us being Right Wing whackos.

Careful what you write, even as a hypothesis.


19 posted on 11/21/2008 6:55:20 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Control the information, you control the people.")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

O’Reilly must be desperate for material to go fishing in Internet Forums and blogs.

Its hard to believe I am not the only person saying or thinking this, but thanks for the warning.


20 posted on 11/21/2008 7:14:56 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: edpc

Suggestion: Say “The Corporation” whatever that is placed their bets on the Clinton’s once upon a time, but the Clinton’s had their own agenda. “The Corporation” agenda, which would require total compliance failed because of the Clinton’s self interests, and manipulations incompatible with “The Corporation’s” agenda. You’re with them 100%, or the plan fails sort of a thing. This concept would take us from the late 1980’s, early ‘90’s, and through the two failed attempts using the existing players Al Gore 2000, and John Kerry 2004.

Say perhaps “The Corporation” finally became fed up with the Clinton’s and put in place their own man, someone totally in their pocket from outside the existing realm of Political Players. They finance him, guide him, and he says “Yes” to all “The Corporation” tells him they want him to do, and he wins the prize.

Doesn’t matter what he said whenever. It doesn’t matter what he does as he is now almost the President Elect.

His choices now for virtually every position in his forthcoming Presidential Administration are seemingly (IMO) tried and true “The Corporation” trusted personnel. Only in appearance does it seem to be recycled Clintonites when actuality it is recycled “The Corporation”. The bosses behind the curtain.

“The Corporation” or “Entity”, call it what you will is calling the shots, and has been, and will be from now on throughout the Obama Administration.

I’m sayin’ it appears that perhaps we have a Proxy for President. A Marionette whose strings are controllable as the Clinton’s were not. This would explain the sudden appearance, and ascension of a nobody, and the demise of a couple of somebody’s.

If she gets the position of SOS, which I think isn’t going to happen as “The Corporation” probably isn’t all that forgiving, it would be to keep her in a position they can exercise control over the Clinton’s.

Other than that I believe we’ve about seen the last of the Clintons. I believe they are casting off in a borrowed yacht overloaded with their baggage, and setting off into the Sunset. They did their thing on someone else’s dollar, and that someone else didn’t get the return. Now Obama.

Makes for a good story anyway.


21 posted on 11/21/2008 7:28:00 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, Call 'em what you will, they ALL have Fairies livin' in their Trees.)
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To: SumProVita

For all the naysayers, who would be better? I think, if nothing else,it will be entertaining. Excellent choice in my humble and uninformed opinion!


22 posted on 11/21/2008 7:59:38 AM PST by kickonly88
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To: edpc

When I first heard she was being considered I thought she would be a fool to take the position. Everything I’ve been reading points to her accepting it. But then I thought, what if she’s playing him? What if she’s making like she’s going to take it, then when it’s officially offered, she turns it down and makes him look like an idiot. Excuse me, like a bigger idiot.


23 posted on 11/21/2008 8:24:19 AM PST by reformed_dem (I voted for Sarah)
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To: Moonman62
It's a way for the Clintons to become billionaires faster.

Warren Christopher has ruined it for white guys. No white males are considered competent for the job of Secretary of State ever since his tenure in that office. But he was so lifelike!

24 posted on 11/21/2008 9:13:06 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: reformed_dem

That would be great—Hillary plays Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown to kick.


25 posted on 11/21/2008 9:15:50 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus
That would be great—Hillary plays Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown to kick.

I'm cr** at photoshop, but I had this one in my files in case anyone would like to have a go with it.

26 posted on 11/21/2008 9:26:25 AM PST by MozarkDawg
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To: edpc

credibility ? I can’t put my finger on it who did he and halfbright give a reactor to didn’t it start wiith a K.


27 posted on 11/21/2008 10:31:33 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: edpc
A detroit radio station called the Kenyan embassy after the election of Obama. After a lot of trouble they get through to the ambassador of Kenya.

The ambassador of Kenya says that obama was born in Kenya and that his birth place has become a national shrine.

Listen to the recording here

Be sure to download the recording as well. The chances of it remaining online for long is remote.
28 posted on 11/21/2008 11:40:23 AM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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