Friday, November 14, 2008

Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State?

It's not a sure thing yet, but there was a meeting between Barack and Hill in Chicago this week.

On this, I'd like to hear from those who supported Clinton in the primaries. I think she would make a spectacular Secretary of State -- now she wouldn't be the first female Secretary of State, but she would be the first competent one. (Condoleeza Rice's specialty is Russia, and she kinda sputtered around like a mo-ron during the Georgia/Russia business this summer.)

Now, a lot of people are going to question this pick since Hillary made so many attacks on Barack during the primaries, but we have to remember that Barack Obama doesn't want to fill his cabinet with Yes-People (certainly Chris Squire would make a fine Secretary of Energy, but he's not going to get it) and people who all agree with him. That's not Barack's style. He's going to surround himself with people he trusts and respects first, and agrees with second. Competence and integrity is more important than having the exact same opinion as the President in a Barack Obama Administration. Refreshing, frankly.

With Clinton in State, we have essentially the Holy Trinity of Diplomats leading our country: Obama, Biden, and Clinton. That is a signal to the rest of the world that the United States is completely effing serious about diplomacy.

So, to those of you who supported Clinton in the primaries, do you think that the highest cabinet office is enough for Hillary? Should she stay in the Senate and get things through there? What do you think?

3 comments:

Ike Clanton said...

"Now she wouldn't be the first female Secretary of State, but she would be the first competent one."

You seem to have forgotten Madeleine Albright. I think her career as SoS was a greater success than just about any other SoS in the last quarter century.

Rachel said...

You're right, I did. My bad.

movie buff said...

it seems like, if Hillary becomes the Sec. State, then there will be some serious personality and agenda conflict between her and Obama