I've spent a lot of time this evening trying to wrap my mind around the rumors about Hillary Clinton being offered the job of Secretary of State. I worry about her towing the line on Obama's foreign policy, I worry about Bill's role, I... I just worry. It's probably just residual worry from the election cycle, but I can't help it.
Anyway, I sought out Andrew Sullivan's blog for guidance, and he didn't disappoint.
"I defer to Marc's reporting. But this idea just resonates with me as classic Obama. I don't think Clinton as secretary of state would be mere symbolism. And I think it's a brilliant way to coopt her without in any way demeaning her. More to the point: Dick Morris is furious and Drudge is trying to wish the story away. That tells you what smart politics this would be. The more I think about it, the more I support it. She did her duty this fall. And she is the kind of toughie who could be a real Iron Lady type with the Russians and Iranians. That global presence would be a better prep for a future presidential run (yes, I'll jump off that bridge when we get to it) and help separate her from her hubby. And if she turns Obama down, her leverage against him is weakened anyway. He did his best. Due diligence, and all that.
But I don't think it's a head-fake. And I think she may say yes."
- Andrew Sullivan
I'll see you all back here next week, I hope. I plan on getting back to the art posting.