Friday, November 14, 2008

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

I assume you've heard the rumors, of Sen. Clinton headed to Foggy Bottom.

I'm OK with that.

And who would REALLY like to see the junior senator from New York gone on LENGTHY foreign missions?

13 comments:

Lula O said...

You guys are funny. Thanks for helping alleviate my political boredom.

Now Sheryl Crow, hot or stellar?

Peter said...

Certainly they are not mutually exclusive, as you, Lula, based only on your postage stamp-sized photo, as well as my bride of 26 years, would absolutely be both.

Rousing Rabble said...

Aw Pete, you say the nicest things!

drmagoo said...

I actually think Bill is in, some ways, the best choice for State, but in other ways, he'd cause too many problems.

Pete has clearly learned a thing or two in his time as a married man.

Peter said...

Hey, I now know TWO women who think I'm funny!

And as RR pointed out, I WAY outkicked my coverage marriage-wise. The key--make 'em laugh. That way, they don't notice how inadequate you are!

Rousing Rabble said...

Bill Clinton would be an amazing SoS - and I disagree about the baggage he carries - as that is purely a domestic concern. As has been pointed out by far wiser souls than me, Clinton is respected by nearly all of the world's important players, and he'd be a great voice in forwarding Obama's foreign policy.

schmidlap said...

Gratuitous Sheryl Crow in Leather Photo!

Now, what did you say?

drmagoo said...

The baggage I'd worry about is more what would happen if he and Obama disagreed on a policy issue - would he be able to set his opinions aside enough to negotiate for a position he disagreed with, given his history as a policy maker.

Rousing Rabble said...

So your concern is that Clinton would go "rogue" on foreign policy? I just don't see it. One of the best aspects to Clinton's management style was that he looked to the "best and brightest" for their input. He is nothing if not a policy wonk and I think that Bill's very concerned about assuring his place in history (yes, even in the face of his infamous libido). What better way than by lending his stature as ex-president to Obama's cabinet?

drmagoo said...

I'm not sure about going rogue per se, but the Big Dog's got himself an ego and an international presence, and I just think there's potential for conflict. On the other hand, he would be one of my first two choices (he and Richardson), because I think either would be brilliant.

Carlos said...

There's always that potential, but this would be an opportunity Hillary would relish, to tell Bill to "shut up and sit down!" for the good of the country.

I think Barack's reached an understanding with Bill and he's confident she can control him, too. Otherwise he wouldn't have made the offer.

Another thing, the media's made too much of their policy differences. My impression is that they get along like gangbusters. After burying the primaries hatchet, they've always looked great together. I saw a genuine connection and warmth there -- positive body language, Unlike McCain and Romney.

The "Team of Rivals" analogy may be a bit stretched, although the parallels exist: Seward was a senator from NY and Lincoln's main defeated rival for the Republican nomination when he accepted State. But then Seward tried to stage a palace coup, suggesting that he'd be de facto head of state while Lincoln should be a "figurehead."

Hillary wouldn't try something like that, would she?

BTW, Lincoln, in his infinite wisdom, didn't fire Seward, and Seward went on to become one of Lincoln's most loyal and effective ministers.

Lula O said...

Thanks Peter. No wonder your wife let's you leave the seat up. I know another female who reads this and thought it was funny too. Count your tally at three.

Peter said...

As Rousing Rabble said, even though I've never met your husband I'm assuming he married above himself as did I! And please tell your friend to join us in comment land.