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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Madame Secretary

In what should come as no surprise, Hillary Clinton was confirmed as 67th Secretary of State yesterday by a vote of 94-2. Hillary brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge, as well as a testicular fortitude not found on the job since Madeleine Albright. This pick also illustrates another example of President Obama's willingness to surround himself with a cabinet of rivals who will challenge his way of thinking.

It makes sense that Obama would keep Clinton close to him. It keeps her (and Bill) satisfied, and it also removes her as a possible dissenting voice in the Senate. However, Obama distinguished himself from Clinton during the primaries solely on the matter of the Iraq War, and where each stood before troops were sent in. In other words, the only difference between Clinton and Obama was foreign policy, and now he's chosen her for the highest foreign policy post in the country.


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