OK, I’m not too surprised with this announcement. I don’t want to say “I told you so”, but didn’t I already say that Hillary Clinton was going to be Secretary of State or at least on the short list back in August.
Blog Article – 08/16/08 ” Vice-President Final Wrap-Up“
Personally, I think Hillary Clinton would make an excellent Secretary of State. If you remember back in June when Barack & Hillary had a private meeting at the home of Senator Diane Feinstein in California. I believe this option was discussed.
If you listened to Barack speak of Hillary during the campaign he always said that she was going to have a major part of his administration, so here we are. While most people were preoccupied with her being picked as Vice-President, I never thought she would be VP. She passed “The Secretary of State” test.
So why not?
Now she’s has some stiff competition for the job with names like Sen. John Kerry, Sen. Chuck Hagel and Gov. Bill Richardson, but this shows that Barack is serious. These are some political heavyweights regardless of where you are politically.
Will Hillary accept if offered? Who knows? If you have a list like that you can not go wrong. Now I can see other cabinet positions where John Kerry, Chuck Hagel and Bill Richardson could end up if Hillary does become Secretary of State, but I’ll save that for next week.
Additional Resources: Thoughts, Ideas & Suggestions – 08/16/08 “Vice-President Final Wrap-Up” The Huffington Post – 11/14/08 “Clinton Met with Obama about Role in New Administration” Associated Press – 11/14/08 “Obama, Clinton meet in Chicago” Daily News – 06/06/08 “Barack Obama & Hillary Clinton Stealth Meeting to Unite”