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23 November 2008

Re : Hillary (Hardball) Clinton ...

Hillary plays hardball

The first sign of friction in the Obama camp as Mrs Clinton demands - and gets - a purge of her critics before accepting Secretary of State role

By Leonard Doyle in Washington - Sunday, 23 November 2008

Hillary Clinton insisted on direct access to the President

Before Hillary Clinton has been formally offered the job as Secretary of State, a purge of Barack Obama's top foreign policy team has begun.

The advisers who helped trash the former First Lady's foreign policy credentials on the campaign trail are being brutally shunted aside, as the price of her accepting the job of being the public face of America to the world.

In negotiations with Mr Obama this week before agreeing to take the job, she demanded and received assurances that she alone should appoint staff to the State Department.

She also got assurances that she will have direct access to the President and will not have to go through his foreign policy advisers on the National Security Council, which is where many of her critics in the Obama team are expected to end up.


Hath hell no fury, Hillary?

Read the rest this rather revealing report right here.

*(Cross posted across at 'appletree')

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Anonymous bootlean said...

Cololour me thick but why is he giving in to her? Maybe more to the point why does he need her so badly?

8:03 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Each of these people have been seen as a saviour by different people.

I have news for those misguided people... Clinton and Obama are POLITICIANS....first and last. We're just seeing politicians doing what politicians do.

If any of our politicians were sincere, they wouldn't be politicians. They'd be too busy feeding the hungry, visiting the sick, offering shelter to the homeless......... and a million other REAL things.

11:55 pm  
Anonymous Rex said...

Dynasties don't just go away. Ask any Bush.

12:30 pm  
Blogger Nevin said...

Anonymous, I have to agree with you. Individuals who want to make "real" change do not become politicians... Getting back to the article posted; I was not surprised one bit by Hillary being offered a position in Obama's administration. So far every single person nominated has been from the Clinton Presidency. Why not give his wife a position, while excite all those who voted for her. It's a strategy but certainly not much change. In fact, it's more looking like the same old, same old... :(
Thanks for a very informative article!

12:07 am  

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