Obama Boxed In?
by vcalzone, Thu Nov 20, 2008 at 04:09:33 AM EST
Quick question, and sorry for making this a diary, but it's been awhile since we've beaten the dead horse that is Hillary for SoS.
How is Obama being boxed in here? Most accounts say that he made an offer already. So what is the drama here? OMG, now he HAS to give her the job that he just offered her and that was hers to take if she wanted it! It's hilarious how much they LOVE the idea of Hillary being an unreasonable, crazy person.
Seriously, let's say I have a bunch of apples and I offer you one. You say, "Hmm, only if my husband doesn't want it." Your husband says, "Nah, that's okay, you can have it." Then someone else says, "Oh, they've COMPLETELY played you! Now you HAVE to give them the apple or you'll look like a jerk!"
Granted, there have been gigantic leaks on this, but once she's into the Obama camp, it seems like it will be easier to control if they vet her people. And maybe that's the real story here, that some of Hillary's people don't want her to take this job. Maybe they're pissed at Obama from the primaries, maybe they were hoping she'd run in 2012, maybe they just want her to stay in the Senate. But if anyone is trying to play mind games here, I doubt it's Hillary.