Monday, November 17, 2008

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has accepted Obama's offer of the position of U.S. Secretary of State.  Now this is going to be an interesting administration.  I wonder how Bill Clinton will be involved, because as most people imagine, Bill can't imagine not being in the middle of things.

At least most of us can say that Hillary Clinton will represent the nation with dignity and (hopefully) honesty.  Let's hope Bill can stay in line.

World news
Obama White House
Hillary Clinton to accept Obama's offer of secretary of state job
President-elect Barack Obama reaching out to former rivals to build a broad coalition administration

Ewen MacAskill in Washington, Monday November 17 2008 21.48 GMT

Hillary Clinton plans to accept the job of secretary of state offered by Barack Obama, who is reaching out to former rivals to build a broad coalition administration, the Guardian has learned.

Obama's advisers have begun looking into Bill Clinton's foundation, which distributes millions of dollars to Africa to help with development, to ensure that there is no conflict of interest. But Democrats do not believe that the vetting is likely to be a problem.

Clinton would be well placed to become the country's dominant voice in foreign affairs, replacing Condoleezza Rice. Since being elected senator for New York, she has specialised in foreign affairs and defence. Although she supported the war in Iraq, she and Obama basically agree on a withdrawal of American troops...

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