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November 15, 2008


Eric Chen

Given that the 2nd highest face of American diplomacy has been black for 8 years and the current well-travelled Secretary of State is an African-American woman, I doubt that Clinton as a (second white) female Secretary of State will be considered a revelation in that regard.

I'll be impressed if Obama and Clinton can convince our NATO allies to invest more of their resources and funding, troops, and a more robust mandate into Operation Enduring Freedom.


I'd love Clinton as Secretary of State. She is a hawk compared to Obama, and would at least for me keep a sensible voice in foreign policy.

That being said, I disagree with the above comment - I think she'll pick the job so she can stay relevant. To keep herself alive in politics, she would need to be named Senate Majority Leader, which is unlikely, so she'll pick the next best limelight option.

Plus, if Obama (don't see how) pulls of some miraculous foreign policy bonanza, she'll get a lot of good will and credit.

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I agree. Hillary would be a good choice. Chuck Todd of NBC had an interesting political point. By making Hillary the Secretary, it would take her out of politics. She wouldn't be able to campaign, etc. Media wouldn't go to her for reactions on Obama's proposals, etc.

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