All My Little Words

Why, Hillary?

Posted in Uncategorized by nickchristian on January 20, 2009

I’ve been wondering, since Obama named her his Secretary of State, less why he offered it to her and more why Hillary Clinton accepted. As a Senator representing one of the most populous states in the nation she was position to be a powerful national voice with a job, ostensibly, for life.

Sully offers a very reassuring answer:

‘…my sense is that she would not have taken the job if she were not convinced that she has a chance to go down in history as an architect of a breakthrough Middle East peace agreement.’

Of course this doesn’t mean it will happen but it does, at least, suggest that Obama is serious about tackling the subject. There is no doubt that Hillary is an intelligent individual, savvy as they come (although her campaign management might suggest otherwise) but also determined to secure for herself a legacy on a par with her husband’s. She could not claim the crown but this would surely be the next best thing. Let’s just hope she knows her history.

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