Here is some thing I have been hearing:

I really do not want to believe this but could this be true? Many of my friends are saying that the real reason that Obama has offered the SOS to Hillary is to facilitate Caroline's entry into the Senate.

May be I am associating with too many Clinton haters or conspiracy theorists. I believe that Obama genuinely thinks that Clinton would make a good SOS. I think it is more a case of "Killing two birds with the one stone".

Tags: Caroline, clinton, obama (all tags)



voted "I have some really sick friends"

Don't feel bad, though; we all do.

by Bob Sackamento 2008-12-08 03:20AM | 0 recs
your friends must not think much of Obama

if they think he would give an extremely important cabinet position to someone just to get Caroline Kennedy in the U.S. Senate.

by desmoinesdem 2008-12-08 03:45AM | 0 recs
Re: your friends must not think much of Obama

No. They really hate Hillary and think she will be totally neutralised. They also think it is a dead end job without much power.

by Joshuagen 2008-12-08 04:01AM | 0 recs
well under Bush's

1st term, it was a dead end job.

And thats one reason why his term was so horrible

by sepulvedaj3 2008-12-08 04:43AM | 0 recs
Re: your friends must not think much of Obama

If you think that Bill and Hillary would make all the concessions they have in order for her to take a "neutralizing" job- then you're just crazy.  The Clintons are far too savvy for that.  i believe Obama chose HIllary because, well- she's the best for the job.  I believe Hillary took the job because she knows she will do a great job - AND that it gives her more national power and prominence.  Remember- Hillary Clinton actually would have beat Obama if Florida and Michigan were allowed to be a part of the process.  I believe (and polls show) that she would've won the National Election more solidly that even Obama did.  She is one hell of a political force in this country.  Make no mistake.  There is no neutralizing the Clintons- and you should be happy for that fact.

by easyE 2008-12-08 02:45PM | 0 recs
Re: Here is some thing I have been hearing:

Someone else trying to corner the market on tin foil.

by jsfox 2008-12-08 03:57AM | 0 recs

If Clinton is really as efficiently bad as some people think, then making her Secretary of State, for any reason, would be disasterous in the modern international climate.

If she were some power-mad sociopath, putting her in a position where she could co-opt the relationships with all world governments would be madness.

Caroline Kennedy deserves some position; frankly I expected her to be a mid-level cabinet member after the fine service she performed in vetting the vice president.  This is an inspired choice that gives her a chance to either prove herself a natural politician or simply a faithful party loyalist to hold the seat until the next elections.

by Dracomicron 2008-12-08 05:20AM | 0 recs
Dammit, people

It's Occam's Razor, not Occam's Corkscrew.

by BlueinColorado 2008-12-08 08:40PM | 0 recs


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