Friday, November 14, 2008

The Next SecState

There has been a lot of speculation floating around about who will be the next Secretary of State. I have heard (only from the media) Gov. Bill Richardson and Sen. John Kerry floated around. Diplopundit has done a bit of speculating here and here. Here is the latest, this from CNN.


Hillary Clinton's name mentioned as possible Secretary of State
From CNN's Jessica Yellin and Gloria Borger

(CNN) — Two sources close to the Obama transition team tell CNN that Senator Hillary Clinton’s name has been mentioned as a possible candidate for Secretary of State.

One source close to Hillary Clinton tells CNN that as of early yesterday, Senator Clinton had not been contacted by the transition team about a possible cabinet appointment. This same source tells CNN that Senator Clinton would not necessarily dismiss such an offer.

A spokesman for Hillary Clinton, Philippe Reines, tells CNN “Any speculation about cabinet or other administration appointments is really for President-Elect Obama's transition team to address.”

On Monday night, while walking into an awards ceremony in New York, Senator Clinton was asked if she would consider taking a post in the Obama administration. She replied, "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. But I want to be a good partner and I want to do everything I can to make sure his agenda is going to be successful."

1 comment:

DraftFareed said...

Add Fareed Zakaria's name to that list. He certainly has the understanding of foreign issues, and recently a site, www.DraftFareed.org, has popped up to help organize the movement pushing for his selection.