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')