Hillary of State?
Well, the poor press, left with nothing to go on but scraps and so much air to fill, have been beating stories and rumors to death and taking their reading of tea leaves and gossip and imagined machiavellian machinations to a new high in lows. They've talked and pondered and ruminated so much on the "will she, or won't she" game regarding Hillary Clinton's purportedly upcoming appointment as Secretary of State that it's almost painful to think about.
(a main reason I haven't posted much lately. It's all being done to death in the press and I don't figure people want to hear even more of it.)
It is an important choice of course, and along with Treasury Secretary, arguably the most important pick Obama will make.
So I'll throw it out there for your views on the matter.
Me? I'm against it. Why? Just have a bad feeling about it all.
Any time a president elect has to engage in endless negotiations, for God's sake, with someone as to whether they'll serve in the cabinet, maybe it's not a good idea.
And I just don't know if Hillary could serve in that position without sucumbing to the seemingly insatiable drive to make it more about her than Obama's policies, not to mention that along with Bill, they might practically try to run a shadow government on foriegn policy, no matter how much they swear they won't. They'll start thinking they're back where they truly thought they'd be, if it wasn't for that uppity Obama.
Add to that her all but certain permanent campaign for 2012 or 2019, and I foresee ickiness.
I just don't trust her. "Team of Rivals" theory notwithstanding, I don't see her carrying anyone else's brief, much less someone who soundly beat her for the office she obviously thought she had a God-given right to win.
Too much bad ju-ju with the Clintons. Double un-good.
Some say she could do more damage to Obama were she to remain in the Senate, and regard this as a prudent move for Obama.
What do you think?
Is bringing in the magical traveling Clinton circus into the Obama administration a good move, all things considered? Or not so much?