Was Joe Biden’s nomination for Vice President – a pick elicited first by the criticisms of Hillary Clinton, then John McCain, for Barack Obama’s relative foreign policy inexperience – a shallow attempt to dispel the disparaging ‘naiveté’ narrative? Will Vice President Cheney, a man who has expanded the powers of the Office of the Vice President more than any VP in recent memory, be succeeded | Read More »
In Which I Am Amused (Part Trois)
This is precious: Samantha Power, the Harvard professor who was forced to resign from Barack Obama’s presidential campaign last spring after calling Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton “a monster,” is now advising the president-elect on transition matters relating to the State Department — which Clinton is slated to head. Power is listed on Obama’s transition Web site as part of the team reviewing national security agencies. | Read More »
Hillary and Senate Democrats Invalidate the Constitution!
Hello All, There are two posts that I have found that run right up my “Original Intent” ally. I will give you a small snip-it of the posts then the link to the whole post, enjoy! “The Doctrine of Original Intent” As Always Thanks for being involved, Many Blessings, Shane “Standing Strong” & “Closing Ranks”and still in the “Hunt For Red November” Senate Dems prepared | Read More »
The Empire State Shuffle
So, assuming Hillary Clinton is, in fact, leaving the Senate to become Secretary of State (and assuming, see here, here and here, that she can Constitutionally take the job), that sets off the next round of political merry-go-round for New York: who will be appointed by Governor David Paterson to replace her? Recall the setting. Hillary was re-elected in 2006, defeating Yonkers Mayor John Spencer; | Read More »
Hillary Pick Reveals Obama’s Lack of Experience
Time magazine wants so badly to make Obama into the next Abraham Lincoln — so noble that he’s willing to include political enemies in his cabinet — that they are willing to throw away any pretense at observing the candidate himself to make it happen. The latest risible effort by Karen Tumulty and Massimo Calabresi invokes the supposed “team of rivals” comparison as Barack Obama | Read More »
The Presidential Struggle for Power
Thank you Joe D. my co-writer. link to toon
Yahoo describes our new SoS.
H/T to rstreu for the link to the article. Clinton prepares to relinquish independence. Probably not the best choice of words to describe America’s next top diplomat.
Thus Begins The Terror
How would you like to be in the position of one of the political hands working for Team Obama? You were probably responsible in no small part for having helped manage one of the best campaigns in political history, a campaign whose dispatch of the most powerful machine in the Democratic party prior to the rise of Barack Obama was no small feat and can | Read More »
When they came for the Greg Craigs, I said nothing, because I was too busy laughing like a loon.
…I’m guessing that that was probably contraindicated. She’s starting in with Obama’s own inner circle, and I fully expect her to steadily work her way outward: Before Hillary Clinton has been formally offered the job as Secretary of State, a purge of Barack Obama’s top foreign policy team has begun. The advisers who helped trash the former First Lady’s foreign policy credentials on the campaign | Read More »
UK Telegraph: “Barack Obama’s aides believe he has made a mistake in hiring Hillary Clinton “
And thanks for letting us know that there are those among you who are willing to badmouth your boss for the papers: But a little after lunch on Wednesday two Obama aides went to a local coffee shop to talk. Both were veterans of the campaign, hailed as the best organised and most disciplined in US history, which has made their boss the first black | Read More »
Our Very Own Arnold Vinick
While Tim Geithner is a good pick for Treasury, I continue to be puzzled that Hillary Clinton is going to get the top job at the State Department. I said what I wanted to say on this matter so I won’t repeat myself, but it continues to stun me that we are viewing the position of Secretary of State as being something akin to Homecoming | Read More »
A racist secretary of state?
For 18 months, the Obama campaign intentionally, explicitly and repeatedly accused Bill and Hillary Clinton of personal racism and resorting to racist campaign tactics. Does anyone remember the “picture darkening” accusations? This was picked up and parroted by Obama supporters, the blogosphere, the MSNBC/CNN/Olbermann/Matthews wing of the main stream media, and various political figures. It is now accepted as gospel in the black community.
Hillary Starts the Musical Chairs in New York
The expected move of Hillary Clinton to Foggy Bottom will set off an intriguing parlor game among New York State Democrats. Whom will Governor Paterson appoint to succeed Clinton? And how will it affect the gubernatorial and senate races in New York in 2010? New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has long been seen as a likely primary opponent to Paterson in 2010, and given | Read More »
Obama Aide: It’s Hillary
Some Change. Barring any unforseen circumstances, Hillary Clinton will be nominated by President-elect Barack Obama to be his Secretary of State, according to transition aides. The transition aide told The Associated Press that the two camps have worked out financial disclosure issues involving Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, and the complicated international funding of his foundation that operates in 27 countries. The aide said | Read More »
State Department Rumor: Hillary to get the Kennedy Treatment?
There is an unsubstantiated rumor floating around Washington today that last night, Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) called President-Elect Barack Obama and asked that Obama appoint Senator John Kerry (D-EU) Secretary of State so that Governor Deval Patrick could appoint former Congressman Joe Kennedy (D-Venezuela) to Kerry’s seat. The assumption is that then Senator Kennedy’s wife, Victoria Reggie, would be appointed to his seat should he | Read More »