Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton emerges as State dept candidate
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. ...
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The GOOD news is, it would get her out of the Senate.
And Rudy could run for her senate seat.
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.
My suspicions are confirmed.
I think that’s a better choice that Bill Richardson!
Well, she does have the same qualifications that Maddy Albright has ...
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...
That’s why I think it WON’T happen.
Hill & Bill are better at selling off our nuclear secrets to the Red Chinese...
“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...
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.
ugly big ankels
At least she's got Balls. :-D
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?
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.
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.
I just don’t think being truly ugly should qualify either of them though. Other than that what is there?
Apparently, that's enough.
Will she keep her mouth shut?.....
She’ll be right at home with the communist and leftists in the DOS.
certainly a place where she could wear her pantsuits
and be seen on global tv.
There’s NO way Hillary will put herself in a position where Obama could fire her.
can’t you just wait to see all the infighting???? clintins will be running the WH
Are we going to have anyone with relevant experience in the executive branch?
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.
This is a move to shut her up and keep her out of the running in 2012.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Better there than on the Supreme Court, which I don’t believe she has the temperment for, anyway.
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now with improved PANTSUITS!
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.
Shrillary is still the biggest threat to the Obamanator. His best idea is to get her on the road dancing with dictators.
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.
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!).
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. :)
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.)
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.