That Was Quick
Thus begins the palace intrigue: The first sign of cracks in President-elect Barack Obama’s foreign policy team of rivals emerged on Monday as his choices for secretary of state and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations visited the State Department.As Secretary of State-pick Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.N. envoy-choice Susan Rice separately visited the diplomatic agency’s headquarters in Washington’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood, persons familiar with | Read More »
Remind Me Again . . .
Who thought it would be a good idea to bring the Clintons back in the tent again?Ah yes, I remember now. That would be our President-elect, now wouldn’t it? Anyone who thinks that these kinds of embarrassments will come to an end merely because Bill Clinton will now have his speech-making dates, venues and subject matter reviewed by a State Department ethics board either doesn’t | Read More »
I thought Obama didn’t have a speech writer
During the campaign, the press kept talking disparagingly about Sarah Palin only being able to give a good speech because she had a speechwriter. They never talked about Barack Obama having a speech writer. Not only does he have one, but Jon Favreau is in a bit of a hot spot today. Remember that Obama questionnaire? Question No. 58 in the transition team vetting document | Read More »
Rival Team Watch: State Department… um, Department.
Well, I think that the question of whether Senator Clinton’s appointment to SecState was an attempt to neutralize her has been pretty much settled at this point: Clinton looks to loyalists for State Dept. staff WASHINGTON (AP) — Preparing for her new role as secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton is moving to surround herself with a cast of die-hard loyalists and veterans of her | Read More »
Welcoming The Obama National Security Team
The Arena asked us contributors to . . . well . . . contribute. As I write here, I find it interesting that the President-elect appears to be backing away from his commitment to remove troops from Iraq in 16 months and his approach on decision-making seems to be lifted straight from the playbooks of George W. Bush and John McCain. This probably won’t get | Read More »
Letter to Representatives imploring them NOT to support Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State
Hello All, My last post to you“Hillary and Senate Democrats Invalidate the Constitution!” showed how Obama is flat out ignoring the Constitution by appointing Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. I have written a letter to all my House and Senate Representatives imploring them to not support this appointment because of the Constitution and it’s Original Design. I have included that letter and a link | Read More »
What Did We Learn in the 2008 Presidential Election?
Link to: Mrs. Clinton vs. The New (And Improved) York Times
Obama to nominate Hillary as Secretary of State Monday despite Constitutional prohibition
President-elect Barack Obama plans to nominate Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as his secretary of state on Monday. Hillary’s nomination will be made in the face of the Constitutional prohibition in the Emoluments Clause (Article I, Section 6, clause 2): No Senator or Representative shall, during the time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil office under the authority of the United States, | Read More »
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.