Friday, November 14, 2008
Hillary Offered SECSTATE Position
Huffington Post has broken the story that Senator Hillary Clinton has been offered a position as Secretary of State, and that she is requesting time to consider. The roll-out of this news was bizarre - last night Andrea Mitchell broke to MSNBC that Clinton was under consideration. Then John Kerry told some friends that Clinton was now "in the mix," despite the fact that Kerry had been considered a frontrunner. Then today, HuffPost broke the big news. All that can be thought of all this leaking is that Clinton is gauging public reaction to the news before she accepts or declines. She's wily that way. Despite my deep love for Bill Richardson, and the fact that Kerry was most likely promised the post early in Obama's campaign (Kerry was one of the very first Senators to endorse Obama - probably in exchange for something...), I feel like a cabinet level position is a good fit for Clinton. She can work with Obama but she can also fight with him, and she will. I think that's awesome.