Friday, Nov 21, 2008
Hillary Clinton is to be nominated as secretary of state next week, according to Barack Obama’s aides.
The President-elect plans to announce the move after next Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday, the unnamed aides told Associated Press.
They said complex vetting procedures had been resolved after Bill Clinton handed over information about all the donors to his foundation, which operates in more than 40 countries.
Clinton’s aides refused to comment.
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Hillary Clinton was reported to be planning to accept the role earlier this week.
But today’s New York Times quoted Clinton’s friends saying she wavering between accepting the role or taking on an enhanced role in the Senate. Clinton would have to surrender her Senate seat, which she has held for eight years, to take the job.
Some fellow Democrats and government insiders have questioned whether Clinton is too independent and politically ambitious to be an effective secretary of state.
This article was posted: Friday, November 21, 2008 at 5:05 am