Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hillary to get State job, Bill to take one for the Team

Reports are Hillary Clinton will get the nomination for secretary of State Monday from Obama. Why she would want to give up her independence, I do not understand. This will make it almost impossible to run against Obama in 1012; even if he is unpopular.

President-elect Barack Obama planned to nominate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as his secretary of state on Monday, transforming a once-bitter political rivalry into a high-level strategic and diplomatic partnership.

Obama will name the New York senator to his national security team at a news conference in Chicago, Democratic officials said Saturday. They requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly for the transition team.

To clear the way for his wife to take the job, former President Bill Clinton agreed to disclose the names of every contributor to his foundation. He’ll also refuse donations from foreign governments to the Clinton Global Initiative, his annual charitable conference, and will cease holding C.G.I. meetings overseas.

Bill Clinton’s business deals and global charitable endeavors were expected to create problems for the former first lady’s nomination. But in negotiations with the Obama transition team, the former president agreed to several measures designed to bring transparency to his post-presidential work. Read more here.

Since it appears Hillary is giving up all her presentational aspirations, Bill is willing to air the Clinton dirty laundry to get her on the Obama team as Secretary of State. This could be juicy. Stay tuned.

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