It’s all over the news today – Hillary Clinton appears to be the favorite for Secretary of State in the Obama administration.
Could a plum spot in Barack Obama’s administration be in the offing for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton? Several news outlets reported last night that the New York senator was under consideration for secretary of state. The outlets all quoted unnamed Obama advisers. The Clinton camp refused to comment on the possibility. Senior adviser Philippe Reines said: “Any speculation about cabinet or other administration appointments is really for President-elect Obama’s transition team to address.” Throughout the Democratic primaries, Obama criticized Clinton’s judgment in backing the war in Iraq. Many other names have been mentioned for the top diplomat job, including Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, former Georgia Democratic Sen. Sam Nunn, and Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.).
I was sure it was going to be Bill Richardson.