Hillary for Shadow Commander-in-Chief
Oh please God, oh please: I want Hillary to be Secretary of State, because then America will finally have a Commander-in-Chief for the next four years.
I think it would be great for people like me to have Sen. Clinton firmly planted in swampy environs of Foggy Bottom, namely because she’ll drive a deep and sharp stake into Obama’s side.
Forget policy here; let’s have a round of applause for clashing egos!
This is such a bad idea for Obama, and I can’t tell whether he came up with this clunker all on his own (…’Team of Rivals’, my tush!), or he’s being played for a fool by the Bill-n’-Hillary gang he’s hired to work for him, or rather to work around him.
This is almost as bad for him as hiring Bill ‘Drama Queen’ Richardson for the job!
It will also drive Biden further into borderline insanity, since he thought he was supposed to be the one bringing foreign policy gravitas to the Obama administration. We all know he’s sitting somewhere with a pen and paper trying to decide on whether he should go with the ‘Biden Initiative’ or the ‘Biden Doctrine’ as a title for whatever new grand theory may come to him later, and with Hillary blocking his way to gravitas-dom, his job will be reduced to that of court jester, providing comic relief for late night show hosts the world over.
This is so wonderful on so many levels. Even if she doesn’t take the job, then the most fanatic of Obama’s supporters would have already started to question his judgment for considering her in the first place, and if she does, then the bureaucrats at State will have to deal with a CEO accepted and (secretly) championed by the neocons, even more so than they approve of Condi (…ahhhm, actually they don’t approve of Condi at all).
In a crisis, all eyes will be on Hillary to lead the way; Obama will recede to the background.