Hillary Clinton/Secretary Of State Rumors Flying Every Which Way
Last night webegan hearing that Hillary Clinton was under serious consideration to be Barack Obama's Secretary of State, and that she flew to Chicago to meet with him about possibilities. This being Hillary Clinton, we of course are now engulfed in a wave of rumors, leaks, trial balloons, anonymous sources... Drama. It is how the Clintons, or any stories remotely involving them, tend to roll out. Let's see what the latest gossip's telling us about old Hillary. It ranges anywhere from Ronald Reagan retroactively appointing her to be assistant manager at a Baskin Robbins in Utah to her going on food stamps to her having sex with Monica Lewinsky and Vince Foster on a pile of moon rocks, for Obama.
HuffPo goes all in!
President-elect Barack Obama offered Sen. Hillary Clinton the position of Secretary of State during their meeting Thursday in Chicago, according to two senior Democratic officials. She requested time to consider the offer, the officials said.
This is one monstrous trial balloon we have here, kids! Yes, we have reservations. The "two senior Democratic officials" are probably Bill Clinton and his slob brother, Roger. It would be in Hillary's best interest -- which Bill has always understood better than her, see -- to make it appear as though she would be the one turning down a job that may not ever be offered to her. She needs some "time to consider the offer" because she doesn't need to rush anything for anyone -- not even the President! Or maybe it is true. We just know that when "two senior Democratic officials" have been the source for a scoop this election, the scoop is really that the reporter got played.
Politico, you guys must be all over this, right? Oh yes, yes you are:
A person close to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton says she would seriously consider serving as Secretary of State if an offer was made -- adding, "I wouldn't bet against" her accepting a cabinet invitation.
Clinton, the person said, had been hearing rumors about the State Department job for about a week, but didn't take it seriously -- until Obama's transition team initiated serious discussions in the last day or two.
"She didn't ask for it," added the source. "It was all from their side."
So here we have no offer being made, but that it could be made and -- according to "a person close to Hillary Rodham Clinton," which is perhaps the biggest red flag we've ever read -- Hillary may or may not take it, because she's so cool and above "all that." Hillary don't need no dumb diplomat poop job! It's just that that kiddie-president keeps stalking her about it, and it's really creepy, so she might have to take it for safety reasons.
Clinton 'serious' about SoS [Ben Smith]