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Clinton may not be in...

I read this on fox news.....

According to an emolument clause in the Constitution, no lawmaker can be appointed to any civil position that was created or received a wage increase during the lawmaker's time in office.

President Bush ordered Cabinet salaries raised to $191,300 from $186,600 by executive order early this year, while Clinton was senator.

Clinton was a senator then so it makes her ineligable. Do you think they should go around the constitution? And if not who do you think would be a good choice?

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momof030404

Asked by momof030404 at 6:12 PM on Dec. 4, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I think that Hillary Clinton will be the worst Secretary of State. They should find someone else. He is only choosing her so that he pleases her supporters.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:56 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • That case Biden can't be VP too. And Obama can't be President-elect.

    I personally think Clinton would be a great Sec. of State.
    I read newspabers from other countrys and they are all welcoming our President-elect and his team.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:05 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • Why would he need to please her supporters at this stage of the game? I will reserve my opinion about Hillary being appointed though. Just curious about the supporter thing, anon?
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 7:05 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • Anon:That case Biden can't be VP too. And Obama can't be President-elect


    Uhhh, NO. The emolument clause states that she may barred from serving in a confirmable position within the executive branch if that position has had its pay increased while they were serving in Congress. Biden and Obama were elected into their upcoming position.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:19 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • Quinn:I will reserve my opinion about Hillary being appointed though.

    I concur...
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:21 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • Is Sec.of State even civil job?????????
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:23 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • He is only choosing her so that he pleases her supporters.


    please do explain your access to the inner workings of the P.E.'s mind. are you psychic?

    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 7:35 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • anon 4:05, election ≠ appointment
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 7:36 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • Yes it is a civil job otherwise this wuold be a non issue.
    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 8:11 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • No Obama can become President and Biden can become VP because they both formally left their posts
    Tayandstevenmom

    Answer by Tayandstevenmom at 9:16 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

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