Put Her In, Coach
by Josh Orton, Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 04:16:45 PM EDT
Could just be rumor, but interesting:
No one's talking about what exactly went on in yesterday's Oval Office meetings with the Clintons, but Administration officials are thinking about how to use the former First Couple on the subject they know so much about: health care.
In the wake of President Clinton's passionate pitch to the "Netroots" convention last week, officials are debating whether to deploy Hillary too. No one may have more credibility than her in convincing Democrats that failure to compromise for the sake of getting something done has real consequences. But will weighing in detract from her current responsibilities as Secretary of State?
I came away from the '08 campaign impressed with how aggressively then-Senator Clinton pushed back on right-wing spin about domestic policy. And while I'm sure no one at the White House would want to stories about the ghost of Hillarycare, we know she has the chops.
This interview Clinton did with Bill-O last year is particularly impressive...she cedes no ground on tax policy: