Friday, November 14, 2008

Well, I sure didn't see this coming...

Oh Boy:

President-elect Barack Obama offered Sen. Hillary Clinton the position of Secretary of State during their meeting Thursday in Chicago, according to two senior Democratic officials. She requested time to consider the offer, the officials said.

Multiple reports have indicated that Clinton was under serious consideration for the nation's top diplomatic post, in addition to Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry and Chuck Hagel, the Republican Senator from Nebraska.

Here's the thing. Since absolutely every position Hillary Clinton has ever taken was done with running for President in mind, we don't actually know how she'd act if she were in a real position of power. If she can't use her position as secretary of state as a springboard for higher office, what will she do to pass the time? Her vote on Iraq was a political calculation, same with the vote on Iran. How does she actually feel about those votes? What is her actual foreign policy outlook?

I can honestly say I don't know. All I know is that if someone is willing to make decisions of that importance as throwaway political calculations, I don't want them anywhere close to real power.

Oh yeah, and Mark Penn in the west wing.



  1. and interviews Richardson for the same job the next day?
    When is an offer not an offer? Hmmm . . . .chessy


    Was it an offer or wasn't it? Effing 'new sources'...