Earlier today we heard that Bill Clinton is getting vetted just to make sure that nothing embarrassing comes out if Hillary says yes, and now we hear that she’s going to accept the position…so does this mean that the vetting of Bill is over or close to it?
In any event…from the Guardian…
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. […]
Although the two clashed during the election campaign over tax policy and withdrawal from Iraq, they have more in common than they have differences. They both favour the closure of the GuantÃ¡namo Bay detention centre, an increase in US troops to Afghanistan, immigration reform, stem cell research and measures to tackle climate change, and oppose torture and the widespread use of wire-tapping.
Actually, even though it hasn’t been historically the best way to the Presidency in recent years, we all know that Biden won’t be running in 2016, so this keeps Hillary on the world stage, keeps Bill in a cage and therefore helps Obama keep everybody in check.
A brutally smart move here at first glance, but we’ll obviously have to see how it pans out. But considering that Hillary has branded herself as “tough”, I’m sure she’ll bring that and more back to Foggy Bottom.