This has just broke in. We’ve been suspecting it all day, but today, sources have just confirmed that Hillary Clinton (D-NY) has been offered the position of Secretary of State by President-Elect Obama, and a source close to Senator Clinton has confirmed that she is expected to accept the position.
Meanwhile, Governor Bill Richardson (D-NM) has been chosen to be the Secretary of Commerce.
Now, personally (and my liberal roommate agrees), I think that Richardson should’ve been made Secretary of State. After all, he was the Ambassador to the United Nations. I think that Richardson would’ve brought more to the table than Clinton will.
But, Secretary of State is a higher position than Secretary of Commerce, so Obama probably did this to appease Clinton. This definitely keeps her in the spotlight, and we may see a Clinton Presidential run again in 2016 (or 2012 if you believe the crazy Clinton followers who think she’ll challenge Obama in a primary).
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