Clinton as Secretary of State
Team of Rivals
Some would ask, why would President-elect Obama tap Ms. Clinton to be his Secretary of State. Of course the cynics say to keep her from running in 2012. Others say to put her on a leash and to remove her from his domestic agenda. I agree with those thought processes. He does something else with this as well, he prevents John Kerry from raising his voice because Mr. Kerry will not oppose Ms. Clinton. He also takes Mr. Clinton out of the picture because as much as Bill wants to dominate the headlines, he wants his wife to be considered successful since that is the only reason they stayed married.
Furthermore he also neutralizes Joe Biden on the foreign policy front. Now when Ms. Clinton and Joe Biden disagree Barack comes in and resolves the dispute. Clearly he is following in President Lincoln’s footsteps by building a team of rivals using the old adage of:
Keep your friends close but keep your enemies closer. What do you think? Does this move of selecting Hillary make sense because she is qualified or was this a political calculation? Think about it. His rivals are responsible for his success or they can be blamed for his failure.
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