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Hillary Clinton emerges as State dept candidate
Reuters ^ | Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:07am EST 13 | Steve Holland

Posted on 11/14/2008 6:43:46 AM PST by jonatron

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Sen. Hillary Clinton emerged on Thursday as a candidate to be U.S. secretary of state for Barack Obama, months after he defeated her in an intense contest for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Putting Clinton, wife of former President Bill Clinton, in the position could help heal whatever lingering divisions remain in the Democratic Party after her bitter battle with Obama. ...

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho2008; bhosos; hillary; sos

1 posted on 11/14/2008 6:43:46 AM PST by jonatron
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To: jonatron

The GOOD news is, it would get her out of the Senate.


2 posted on 11/14/2008 6:45:36 AM PST by WayneS (Cynic? I prefer "Realist")
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To: jonatron

And Rudy could run for her senate seat.


3 posted on 11/14/2008 6:49:49 AM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?)
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To: jonatron

Is this her payoff for leaving the race and not pursuing things. Now that pesky debt....it will probably disappear too if she gets it.


4 posted on 11/14/2008 6:50:40 AM PST by Ptaz (Take Personal Responsibility--it's not fun, but it's the right thing to do.)
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To: jonatron

My suspicions are confirmed.


5 posted on 11/14/2008 6:50:46 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: WayneS

I think that’s a better choice that Bill Richardson!


6 posted on 11/14/2008 6:51:41 AM PST by greyfoxx39 (Tagline on vacation during the grand experiment.)
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To: jonatron

Well, she does have the same qualifications that Maddy Albright has ...


7 posted on 11/14/2008 6:52:49 AM PST by catpuppy
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To: WayneS

It also elevates her to a throne ALMOST as high as Obummer’s

Imagine the intrigues that could be spun by The Rodhamistas with the mistress in such a powerful cabinet position that influences all US foreign policy...


8 posted on 11/14/2008 6:53:34 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Redbob

That’s why I think it WON’T happen.


9 posted on 11/14/2008 6:54:13 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: catpuppy

Hill & Bill are better at selling off our nuclear secrets to the Red Chinese...


10 posted on 11/14/2008 6:54:16 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: jonatron

“Putting Clinton, wife of former President Bill Clinton, in the position could help heal whatever lingering divisions remain in the Democratic Party after her bitter battle with Obama. ...”

Pullleeeeeeeeeeeze let it be true. Ohmama will be DOA with Hillary stumping for herself and Rahm grandstanding - the big tent will become the Big Top. What a circus. This one term American Idol empty suit pResident is making the biggest early mistakes since Bubba tackled gays in the military and installed Hillary as Health Care Czar. A rookie like this in the White House is simply a Godsend for us...2010 will be big and ‘12 will be bigger...they will implode within the first 6 months...


11 posted on 11/14/2008 6:54:26 AM PST by jessduntno (Barack - Swahili for "High Wind, Big Thunder, No Rain")
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To: jonatron
"Hillary Clinton emerges as State dept candidate"

And the hits just keep on comin'.../sarc
12 posted on 11/14/2008 6:54:41 AM PST by FrankR (Operation Tightbelt...he can't redistribute what isn't there...stop all un-necessary spending.)
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To: jonatron
I'm considering why the leak.

If he was going to pick her he could get on the horn and ask her, but that would risk having The One turned down directly and he would lose face.

So it's leaked as a trail baloon and she could play the Kabuki dance by saying maybe/maybe not before a formal offer.

One deal-breaker would be filling out that 63 page questionaire that would require her to give The One a document dump that would fill a medium land fill.

13 posted on 11/14/2008 6:55:03 AM PST by AU72
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To: catpuppy

ugly big ankels


14 posted on 11/14/2008 6:55:11 AM PST by al baby (Hi mom Honkeys for Mc Cain Palin)
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To: jonatron
There's no way I'd ever be happy with the messiah’s SoS choice but Hillary is better than Kerry or Richardson.

At least she's got Balls. :-D

15 posted on 11/14/2008 6:55:40 AM PST by rattrap
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To: catpuppy
Well, she does have the same qualifications that Maddy Albright has ...

Plus two.

16 posted on 11/14/2008 6:56:02 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: silverleaf

The irony is she was supposed to be a “domestic” expert. She wanted control of domestic policy when Bill took office in ‘93 (and FUBARed her health care initiative.)

Now she is going to be appointed to a foriegn policy post?


17 posted on 11/14/2008 6:56:19 AM PST by Brookhaven (Those Guys Are Jerks)
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To: jonatron

Suspect she wouldn’t take this position. It puts her out of the country. Good in one way if her peops go after the self-anointed One but bad as he is her boss.

Think she’ll stay in the Senate where she can more easily get her folks like Pellicano and others to kill off the family dog and such.

She’s dead to us but well you do remember Vince Foster.


18 posted on 11/14/2008 6:57:12 AM PST by romanesq
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To: jonatron

Pity anyone who will be linked to the Obama administration. It will be the worst in history.

The Clintons might be crooks, but they’re not fools.


19 posted on 11/14/2008 6:58:01 AM PST by UglyinLA
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To: catpuppy

I just don’t think being truly ugly should qualify either of them though. Other than that what is there?


20 posted on 11/14/2008 6:58:32 AM PST by nclaurel
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To: nclaurel
Other than that what is there?

Apparently, that's enough.

21 posted on 11/14/2008 7:02:08 AM PST by catpuppy
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To: jonatron

Will she keep her mouth shut?.....


22 posted on 11/14/2008 7:04:37 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: jonatron

She’ll be right at home with the communist and leftists in the DOS.


23 posted on 11/14/2008 7:05:09 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: jonatron

certainly a place where she could wear her pantsuits

and be seen on global tv.


24 posted on 11/14/2008 7:06:09 AM PST by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: jonatron

There’s NO way Hillary will put herself in a position where Obama could fire her.


25 posted on 11/14/2008 7:06:17 AM PST by mockingbyrd (Sarah 2012!)
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To: jonatron

can’t you just wait to see all the infighting???? clintins will be running the WH


26 posted on 11/14/2008 7:07:22 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: jonatron

Are we going to have anyone with relevant experience in the executive branch?


27 posted on 11/14/2008 7:08:25 AM PST by Soren
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To: jonatron

When I first read about it, I thought that would keep her from working behind the scenes to expose the failures of Obama’s administration, and pave her way for 2012. In exchange for her “good behavior” he could... well, maybe help her with the campaign debt. LOL, they deserve each other. But may God have mercy on the rest of us.


28 posted on 11/14/2008 7:09:13 AM PST by Former Fetus
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To: jonatron
Believable, because it is clear that Obama is going to inherit a very poor economy which might take a long time to fix up. That being the case, 4 years from now, who would be his greatest competitor. A republican? No, pubbies will still get the blame for things (thanks MSM). Still, the man will be at his weakest. His greatest threat will be another Democrat that tries to futher weaken him or even take the nomination from him in 2012. Anyone remember how Ted Kennedy screwed over Jimmy Carter?

This is a move to shut her up and keep her out of the running in 2012.

29 posted on 11/14/2008 7:09:55 AM PST by Paradox (When the left have no one to villainize, they'll turn on each other.)
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To: WayneS

Yeah but who replaces her might be worse. If she does get the SoS, she can travel the world showing of her new Mao wardrobe.


30 posted on 11/14/2008 7:11:11 AM PST by Long Island Pete (Facts are stubborn things.)
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To: cubreporter
obama might figure it is better to keep his enemy closer! as for the clintons running the white house...it already looks like a clinton administration! hillary would feel right at home...but that should be a concern for obama too. what will he do?! hummm......
31 posted on 11/14/2008 7:12:22 AM PST by CanadianMusherinMI (drill baby drill/mine baby mine!)
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To: Brookhaven

He doesn’t need a SOS with foreign policy experience. He has Biden, remember?

I love it that he’s picking all these old DC people. Where’s the change O supporters? You actually beleived his lies.

He said lobbyists wouldn’t get near the WH. I heard he said “That’s no longer practical.” Man, this guy is smearing crap in his voters’ faces.


32 posted on 11/14/2008 7:14:10 AM PST by Terry Mross ( It's just a matter of time before we're all 'GUILTY' of hate speech.)
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To: jonatron

HA! Hillary stoop down to the level of Secretary?? I don’t think so.

The White House is still in her sights until Obama takes the oath.


33 posted on 11/14/2008 7:17:31 AM PST by rjp2005 (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: Terry Mross

He needs the help from these old-time, Washington insiders because he doesn’t know what he is actually doing. For the first time in his life, he has a position where “the buck stops here.” Voting present is no longer an option.

I’m sure he’s trying to find a way to sign a law with out really signing it as we speak.


34 posted on 11/14/2008 7:21:10 AM PST by Brookhaven (Those Guys Are Jerks)
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To: silverleaf

That’s okay with me. The sooner and the worse they ‘F’ things up, the sooner the lib-tards will be recognized for what they are and be removed from power.

Then we can start re-building a REAL Republic.


35 posted on 11/14/2008 7:22:55 AM PST by WayneS (Cynic? I prefer "Realist")
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To: jonatron

Not that I would want to see it, but she’d be well advised to begin campaigning for the U.N. sec-gen position that comes open in 3 years. That will allow her to compete with Barry.


36 posted on 11/14/2008 7:27:39 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Long Island Pete
I don't think it's possible for the Dems to FIND a worse person to be their 2nd Senator from NY at this time.

Obama is president-elect and already a senator from another lib-tard state, ditto Biden who is VP-elect, and Schumer is ALREADY the 1st Senator from New York.

Then there's Chris Dodd and Ted Kennedy who are ALSO already senators from lib-tard states.

No, I think the Senate is already peopled with the worst the Dems have to offer.

37 posted on 11/14/2008 7:28:21 AM PST by WayneS (Cynic? I prefer "Realist")
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To: Redbob

No Rudy couldn’t run for her Sernate seat becasue the vacancy would be filled by appointment from the Democrat Govenor who will not pick a Republican. There are not even any moderate dems left who could get the nod in NY so look for a radical, likely minority, leftist to take her place. not that it would be much of a change.


38 posted on 11/14/2008 7:34:11 AM PST by marlon
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To: jonatron

Better there than on the Supreme Court, which I don’t believe she has the temperment for, anyway.


39 posted on 11/14/2008 7:38:47 AM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours.)
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To: jonatron

from the fine people who brought you the drug dealing, genocidal mess in the balkans!

now with improved PANTSUITS!


40 posted on 11/14/2008 7:43:21 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: romanesq

She would have to be crazy to take this job.

In the Senate, her seat is secure. In the Cabinet, she serves at the discretion of Obama.

The perfect Obama move would be to get her to resign from the Senate, get her replaced with a new representative, and then FIRE HER for her first misstep.


41 posted on 11/14/2008 8:15:06 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Shrillary is still the biggest threat to the Obamanator. His best idea is to get her on the road dancing with dictators.

Albright II.


42 posted on 11/14/2008 8:22:56 AM PST by romanesq
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To: jonatron
I'm sure Mrs. Arafat will support her:


43 posted on 11/14/2008 8:25:18 AM PST by AZLiberty (I hope Obama changes.)
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To: jonatron

Secretary of State? You got to be kidding!. Same Job as Condalissa Rice? She will be out thar screwing up the foriegn
relations everywhere she goes. I got to question this move, because something here does not add up to 2+2, and it don’t come out to 4.

Bullfrog


44 posted on 11/14/2008 8:38:51 AM PST by Bullfrogg
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To: AZLiberty

Lipstick lesbians?


45 posted on 11/14/2008 9:13:51 AM PST by Nick Thimmesch
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To: Paradox

Exactly, Paradox. Since the mid 19th century, SOS has been a graveyard for presidential ambitions. Look what it did to Powell and Rice (thank God!).


46 posted on 11/14/2008 9:23:29 AM PST by mywholebodyisaweapon
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To: CanadianMusherinMI

You got it friend...you got it and...my husband said old willie wull probably get an ambassadorship. Get your popcorn ready cause the Looney Tunes are just beginning. :)


47 posted on 11/14/2008 9:39:46 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: jonatron
Bomba is fulfilling his promise made to the homosexual and transgendered communities.

He stated, unequivocally, that high-level posts in the new administration would be filled these gentle folk.

(Those who practice bestiality and incest shouldn't worry. Some posts will go to those gentle folk.)

48 posted on 11/14/2008 10:15:08 AM PST by IbJensen (Obombazombies have given America to the Communists!)
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To: 3AngelaD
Better there than on the Supreme Court, which I don’t believe she has the temperment for, anyway.

But the Supreme Court appointment might be a big win for Obama, regardless of whom she might replace. Recognizing the possibility of having to deal with Hillary Clinton for, say, thirty years, the other eight justices would immediately resign, giving Obama the opportunity to fill the rest of the court.

49 posted on 11/14/2008 11:51:08 AM PST by AZLiberty (I hope Obama changes.)
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