Hillary Clinton-Secretary of State?

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    Well, NBC is reporting that 2 obama aids said Hillary is seriously being considered as secretary of state, if she accepts.

    I don't know if it is true.....only because there have been so many pranks lately by people pretending to be someone that they are not, like with the prank on palin, and the prank or not vetted source with msnbc, who knows what to believe?

    And also, if this is being leaked and it turns out not to be true, getting some of us who would think that Hillary would be a pretty darn good consideration for the position and our hopes up only to be let down, again....

    my hubby said he heard senator kerry was vying for the spot so who really knows?

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    It's possible, but I will be surprised. After Hillary's RFK comment during the primaries, she may be hoping to run on the Democratic ticket in 2012. The Clintons are vile creatures. I wouldn't put anything past them.
     
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    See. I don't get Hillary Clinton as SecState. I think she would be a better pick for AG.
     
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    AG would be great too....
    even better, less contentious i would suppose, since the one difference between hillary and obama was on their foreign policies in the primary...
     
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    Hillary will get zip. If lucky they'll pay some of her debt down, an influx of capital into the economy if you will.
     
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    Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State? | 44 | washingtonpost.com

    By Al Kamen and Philip Rucker
    There's increasing chatter in political circles that the Obama camp is not overly happy with the usual suspects for secretary of state these days and that the field might be expanding somewhat beyond Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Gov. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.), Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) and maybe former Democratic senator Sam Nunn of Georgia.

    There's talk, indeed, that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) may now be under consideration for the post. Her office referred any questions to the Obama transition; Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor declined to comment.

    The pick of the former presidential contender and Senate Armed Services Committee member would go a long way toward healing any remaining divisions within the Democratic Party after the divisive primaries. Also, Clinton has long been known for her work on international women's issues and human rights. The former first lady could also enhance Obama's efforts to restore U.S. standing amongst allies worldwide.

    And Obama could put her in his speed-dial for a 3 a.m. phone call every morning.

    Hillary for State? - First Read - msnbc.com

    From NBCÂ’s Andrea Mitchell
    Two Obama advisers have told NBC News that Hillary Clinton is under consideration to be secretary of state. Would she be interested? Those who know Clinton say possibly. But her office says that any decisions about the transition are up to the president-elect and his team.
    Clinton was seen taking a flight to Chicago today, but an adviser says it was on personal business. It is unknown whether she had any meeting or conversation with Obama while there.


    Other Democrats known to want the State Department post are Sen. John Kerry and Gov. Bill Richardson. A possible compromise choice would be former Sen. Tom Daschle.
     
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    I think she's totally qualified, and would probably be a good pick.

    I'd like to see her become Senate majority leader at some point, though.
     
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    Need seniority for that ohh and The Dems have to keep control of the Senate.
     
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    Seniority? How is it that Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid are Speaker and Majority leader, yet neither, by far, are the most senior members in their respective bodies?
     
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    same topic. threads merged
     

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