For two weeks now, rumors have circulated that Barack Obama would select Hillary Clinton to be his Secretary of State. With no other credible names on the table it wasn’t really a rumor. It was truth awaiting confirmation via quote. This morning, Barack Obama made it official:
“Hillary’s appointment is a sign to friend and foe of the seriousness of my commitment to renew American diplomacy and restore our alliances.. I have known Hillary Clinton as a friend, a colleague, a source of council and a tough campaign opponent. She possesses an extraordinary intelligence and a remarkable work ethic. I am proud that she will be our next Secretary of State. She’s an American of tremendous statue who will have my complete confidence, who knows many of the world’s leaders, who will command respect in every capitol and who clearly has the ability to advance our interests around the world.. There’s much to do, from preventing the spread of nuclear weapons to Iran and North Korea, to seeking a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians, to strengthening international institutions.
I have no doubt that Hillary Clinton is the right person to lead our State Department and to work with me in tackling this ambitious foreign policy agenda.”
Barack is right.. there is no doubt Hillary Clinton is capable of being Secretary of State, but how will she feel when meeting and talking with foreign leaders without preconditions. ← That was one issue they seriously disagreed on. Like Barack Obama, it seems like Hillary Clinton is willing to put the campaign scuffles behind her and agree to disagree.. or not.
I think she’s been sipping the Kool-Aid.
“President Kennedy once said that engaging the world to meet the threats we face was the greatest adventure of our century.
Well Mr. President-elect, I am proud to join you on what will be a difficult and exciting adventure in this new century.. Leaving the senate is very difficult for me. But during the last few weeks, I thought of.. the daunting tasks ahead for our country: an economy that is reeling, a climate that is warming, and as we saw with the horrible events in Mumbai, threats that are relentless. The fate of our nation and the future of our children will be forged in the crucible of these global challenges.
By electing Barack Obama our next president the American people have demanded not just a new direction at home, but a new effort to renew America’s standing in the world as a force for positive change. We know our security, our values, and our interests can not be protected and advanced by force alone. Nor by Americans alone.. While we are determined to defend our freedoms and liberties at all costs, we also reach out to the world again. Seeking common cause and higher ground and so I believe the best way to continue serving my country is to join President-elect Barack Obama.. on behalf our nation at this defining moment.”
Yup, that’s strawberry.
Hey.. can you blame her?
After missing the presidency by this much what was she going to do? Go back to the monotony of the senate? Nope. Where’s the ice?