After two weeks of speculation, rumors and denials, Barack Obama will make it official and announce Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State. Its been a long time coming (in the political world that is) and all the behind-the-scenes finagling has finally straightened all the kinks out. Husband and former President Bill Clinton has acceeded to Barack's demands to open all relevant financial information. Now all we need is the press conference.
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton will be in Chicago tomorrow for an announcement by President-elect Barack Obama that she will be nominated as secretary of state, a person close to Clinton confirmed to Newsday today.Obviously Bill was doing whatever it took to assure Hillary got the position. The former President has done a lot of good work with his Global Initiative, but disclosing names and refusing donations from foreign governments is only fair and essential to restoring the faith to our State Department.
The widely expected appointment came only after reports that lawyers for the Obama transition team and Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, agreed on a nine-point deal that would result in disclosure of donors to his presidential library and charities.
Despite their tussles on the campaign trail, having her within the Obama Administration has the ability to do wonders for our country and relationships with other foreign powers. Senator Clinton is a strong woman and should be an excellent Secretary of State just as soon as the Senate approves her nomination.