Hillary Clinton is going to accept Barack’s offer to become Secretary of State. On a more important and totally related note… I fucking beat CNN to it…booyah.
Via the Guardian (yes, a British paper picked this story up first):
“Hillary Clinton plans to accept the job of secretary of state offered by Barack Obama, who is reaching out to former rivals to build a broad coalition administration, the Guardian has learned.
Obama’s advisers have begun looking into Bill Clinton’s foundation, which distributes millions of dollars to Africa to help with development, to ensure that there is no conflict of interest. But Democrats do not believe that the vetting is likely to be a problem.”
Initial Reaction: Nice.
After Actually Thinking For 20 Seconds: This might be well and good, but I doubt there will be much of a need for a Secretary of State anymore. In case you haven’t noticed, we have the most intimidating, badass President/Vice-President combo on record, Barack Effing Obama and Iron Joe Biden, rolling into these meetings with foreign dignitaries. There’s no need to waste time with diplomacy. Its going to be tough trying to go against America when the world leaders keep leaving meetings all beat up and shit with their wallets missing.