Will the Obama presidency amount to the third Clinton administration?
In today’s Guardian,
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.
Here’s one theory on this: When the deal was made to make Obama president, the Clinton camp OK’d it as long as they would be the ones filling the jobs in the administration. Hillary might have held out until the very last, but once at the Convention, she was made part of the deal.
Was she told specifically about the Secretary of State job? Or was it a little more discreet, more sub rosa? After all, Bill’s waaay in bed with the Saudi royal family, the king of Morocco, and the governments of Kuwait and Qatar, and Lord knows who else is backing his William J. Clinton Foundation and his presidential library.
The offer must have been implied, not overtly stated.
Just one theory, folks: the Left got their president, and the Clintons got their administration back in power.
Jeff, on the other hand, ponders,
So the question is: can he use the appointment of Hillary Clinton to justify to his base a bit more muscularity than he promised during election season? Or will she simply be serving at his behest?
Going by the record, one would say that the Clintons only serve their own agenda. But we’ll see.