Update Link at The Bottom of Post 12-1-08
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Sen. Hillary Clinton emerged on Thursday as a candidate to be U.S. secretary of state for Barack Obama, months after he defeated her in an intense contest for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Putting Clinton, wife of former President Bill Clinton, in the position could help heal whatever lingering divisions remain in the Democratic Party after her bitter battle with Obama.
Obama passed over Clinton as his vice presidential running mate in favor of Sen. Joe Biden, a decision that angered her ardent supporters and widened a rift in the party that Obama and Clinton later worked hard to heal.
I doubt she’s that hungry though. There may be some lingering resentment.
“I am happy being a senator from New York, I love this state and this city. I am looking at the long list of things I have to catch up on and do”.
The former first lady had argued during the Democratic primary campaign that Obama was too inexperienced to be president.
Analyst Paul Light of New York University’s John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress said picking Clinton would mean Obama was serious about reaching across the party divide.
On the other hand, he said: “To put her in the competition with several others and pick somebody other than Hillary Clinton after you’ve floated her name is to have a repeat of the spring and summer division and raise questions about Obama’s seriousness about healing the division within the party.”
Raise serious questions? Yeah, about his sanity. Don’t scorn the woman twice, or thrice as I see it. People have died for less.
!!UPDATE!! Must have been a lot of meat left on that bone! 😆 She Took It