Officials: Sen. Clinton Eyed As Secretary Of State

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is among the candidates that President-elect Barack Obama is considering for secretary of state, according to two Democratic officials in close contact with the Obama transition team.

Clinton, the former first lady who pushed Obama hard for the Democratic presidential nomination, was rumored to be a contender for the job last week, but the talk died down as party activists questioned whether she was best-suited to be the nation's top diplomat in an Obama administration.

The talk resumed in Washington and elsewhere Thursday, a day after Obama named several former aides to President Bill Clinton to help run his transition effort.

The two Democratic officials who spoke Thursday did so on the condition of anonymity to avoid angering Obama and his staff. Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines referred questions to the Obama transition team, which said it had no comment.

Other people frequently mentioned for the State Department job are Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and New Mexico's Democratic governor, Bill Richardson.


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  • by Bo Location: Deep Run on Nov 15, 2008 at 09:32 AM
    WOLFGANG: Do you even realize that your delirious post has VERY little to do with the article (except for the obligatory, nominal 1st word of your entry- LOL)? My word man, take an ativan or something!!! You're losing control.
  • by George Location: Washington on Nov 14, 2008 at 07:45 PM
    Isn't that just what we need? The Clintons back in the White House. NOT. You know, isn't it funny how Obama cried "Change", yet the "players" are all the same!
  • by WOLFGANG Location: CHOCOWINITY,NC on Nov 14, 2008 at 05:44 AM
    Hil Should have been the Dem Nomination for Prez. Obama proven a liar.again.media are you there? So we all know Obama lied about hearing things at his ex-church, BEFORE coming clean and then throwing his church/pastor under the bus. Most of us knew he was lying about Ayers. I mean face it, he changed his story more than once. But, now, even Ayers has further proven Obama lied about their relationship. In remarks made AFTER the election, Ayers had this to say about their relationship: “We had served together on the board of a foundation, knew one another as neighbors and family friends, held an initial fund-raiser at my house, where I’d made a small donation to his earliest political campaign,” he writes. So where is the media, hollywood, late night comics on this? Ah yes, they are too busy STILL taking cheap shots at Palin. STILL! Come on isnt it time Ayers or Obama got the Worst Person in the World award for lying more than once to the people
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