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Sen. Clinton eyed as secretary of state.......What are your thoughts ?

CHICAGO – Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is among the candidates that President-elect Barack Obama is considering for secretary of state, according to two Democratic officials in close contact with the Obama transition team.

Clinton, the former first lady who pushed Obama hard for the Democratic presidential nomination, was rumored to be a contender for the job last week, but the talk died down as party activists questioned whether she was best-suited to be the nation's top diplomat in an Obama administration.

The talk resumed in Washington and elsewhere Thursday, a day after Obama named several former aides to President Bill Clinton to help run his transition effort

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:13 AM on Nov. 14, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • The two Democratic officials who spoke Thursday did so on the condition of anonymity to avoid angering Obama and his staff. Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines referred questions to the Obama transition team, which said it had no comment.

    Other people frequently mentioned for the State Department job are Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and New Mexico's Democratic governor, Bill Richardson
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:13 AM on Nov. 14, 2008

  • Alright...
    pupmom

    Answer by pupmom at 11:16 AM on Nov. 14, 2008

  • Well, I would prefer Hagel. He is one willing to cross party lines to do what is RIGHT for the nation. Kerry? No.
    Hillary's career amazes me. She is from Arkansas. The Closest to New York she has EVER been is Yale. She became the first lady. She moves to New York to become Senator of a state she knows little about... How much will she "share" with Bill?

    Will it really be BILLARY Clinton, Sec of State... Or perhaps Bill is just wanting to get her away and in Washington more, so he can find another Monica? he he he...
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:22 AM on Nov. 14, 2008

  • BTW, When I say "from Arkansas" I mean spent the majority of her adult, decision making life there. I believe she is from Illinois.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:26 AM on Nov. 14, 2008

  • If it ends up being Bill Richardson we can have an alien outreach program. har har.
    Fiveofakind2

    Answer by Fiveofakind2 at 11:34 AM on Nov. 14, 2008

  • Ugh, ANYBODY but John Kerry!!!
    DusterMommy

    Answer by DusterMommy at 11:54 AM on Nov. 14, 2008

  • She doesn't have any foreign policy experience, she should have been VP but Obama doesn't have any foreign experience either. We are so screwed.
    kittymommy

    Answer by kittymommy at 1:46 PM on Nov. 14, 2008

  • They will have to go through Clinton's list of campaign donors to find out all of the foreign money that he took and all of the pardons he made regarding such money. Bill was a crook and a traitor to the country dealing with China and selling them our nuclear secrets for money.
    Scorpio359

    Answer by Scorpio359 at 11:18 AM on Nov. 21, 2008

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