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(Huffington Post)   Clinton aides say she learned as first lady how to be effective as a "backdoor diplomat", or at least that's what Bill called it   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line
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2008-11-14 04:30:55 PM  
Bow chicka bow bow
 
2008-11-14 04:36:52 PM  
Actually, it was JFK that was renowned for getting backdoor action...
 
2008-11-14 04:42:00 PM  
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Hoping for a cabinet position.

/Obscure?
 
2008-11-14 04:43:00 PM  
ba-dum ching!
 
2008-11-14 04:43:13 PM  
Oh the horror! They might have to go live in their second or third homes!

/renter
//insured
///no but that does suck
 
2008-11-14 04:44:30 PM  
LOLWUT TIMECUBE wrong thread


mods please delete
 
2008-11-14 04:44:44 PM  
+1 subby!
 
2008-11-14 04:45:00 PM  
 
2008-11-14 04:53:45 PM  
I was SO wishing Daschle would get SoS.
 
2008-11-14 04:54:04 PM  
Well shiat -- her ass is so big she could host the whole UN Security Council on it.
 
2008-11-14 04:55:25 PM  
well played subby
 
2008-11-14 04:59:10 PM  
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2008-11-14 05:00:26 PM  
Subby owes me a keyboard.

/I'll never get the vomit out of this one.
 
2008-11-14 05:21:18 PM  
Now there's a mental image I did not need.
 
2008-11-14 05:22:57 PM  
Does this mean that Goats.cx will be an under secretary of state?
 
2008-11-14 05:38:15 PM  
Well on the plus side I guess if Hillary is SoS we can keep making snarky photoshops of her.

/not happy about this
 
2008-11-14 05:39:38 PM  
That would make her #4 in the Presidential succession. Watchyer cornholes, Biden-Pelosi-Byrd!
 
2008-11-14 06:22:07 PM  

quickdraw: Well on the plus side I guess if Hillary is SoS we can keep making snarky photoshops of her.

/not happy about this


good point

/meh, rather ambivalent about this
//just hope, if named, she wouldn't run the state department as hamfistedly as she ran her campaign
 
2008-11-14 07:18:24 PM  

burndtdan: just hope, if named, she wouldn't run the state department as hamfistedly as she ran her campaign


Well as long as she doesn't drag Mark Penn along with her....
 
2008-11-14 07:44:56 PM  
I'm having serious Deja Vu with this headline.
 
2008-11-14 07:50:34 PM  
The diplo-men don't know but Hillary understands.

/Not even remotely obscure.

+1 fer subby
 
2008-11-14 07:54:53 PM  
:/ isn't it more like a pant suit barn door?
 
2008-11-14 07:55:39 PM  

keiverarrow: Bow chicka bow bow


Brown chicken brown cow.
 
2008-11-14 07:56:00 PM  
something about "democratic diplomat" and someone formerly on the board of Walmart doesn't mix
 
2008-11-14 07:56:40 PM  
In no particular order: Richardson, Nunn, Boxer, Lugar, Hagel, Feingold, Kerry, Dodd... probably hundreds of others not so well known.

Clinton? Hillary Clinton? Really? Foreign policy?

I'm sorry, but if Obama thinks he can keep Hillary Clinton on message and drama-free, he deserves what he's going to get.
 
2008-11-14 08:07:12 PM  
Lawnchair:
In no particular order: Richardson, Nunn, Boxer, Lugar, Hagel, Feingold, Kerry, Dodd... probably hundreds of others not so well known.

Clinton? Hillary Clinton? Really? Foreign policy?

I'm sorry, but if Obama thinks he can keep Hillary Clinton on message and drama-free, he deserves what he's going to get.


I'm not even arguing with you about whether or not Hillary Clinton is the best choice that could have been made, but if I'm reading that correctly you just put Barbara Boxer forward as an example of someone would would 'stay on message and drama-free'. To which I say...really?

I like your first choice, though. I was really hoping for and SoS Richardson.
 
2008-11-14 08:09:59 PM  
I think she'd do much better as Senate Majority leader, as Reid has no balls.
 
2008-11-14 08:11:05 PM  
He gets political savvy points for saying he's considering her for the job. She loses the same amount of points x2 if she accepts.
 
2008-11-14 08:11:27 PM  
Here's a question. Has there ever been a politician that was secretary of state?

I mean really? It's not a political job. (new window)

These guys/girls are wonks.

Appoint her to something political. Not this. IMHO.
 
2008-11-14 08:11:31 PM  

Beachcomber: I think she'd do much better as Senate Majority leader, as Reid has no balls.


This.
 
2008-11-14 08:11:38 PM  
Right in the Hello Cleveland!
 
2008-11-14 08:12:19 PM  
Congratulations Hillary. Give that woman a cigar!
 
2008-11-14 08:15:07 PM  
IT GOES WHERE?
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2008-11-14 08:20:15 PM  

Beachcomber: I think she'd do much better as Senate Majority leader, as Reid has no balls.


Let me second that "this".
 
2008-11-14 08:21:44 PM  
Are we talking cigars again? Put them where?
 
2008-11-14 08:23:13 PM  

Beachcomber: I think she'd do much better as Senate Majority leader, as Reid has no balls.


Thirded. She is the consummate politician. Not a diplomat nor a wonk. Perhaps, though, being offered and gracefully rejecting it is the path to S.M.L. for her.

Of course, I actually kind of respect Pelosi. A lot more than Reid, anyway. Pelosi and Clinton as co-leaders of the First Branch of government? Seems right somehow.
 
2008-11-14 08:28:12 PM  
She had to learn something, I know bill wasn't letting her spear catch.
 
2008-11-14 08:28:25 PM  
Beachcomber: I think she'd do much better as Senate Majority leader, as Reid has no balls.

True. But maybe Obama wants her "out of the way"?

/thinks Richardson would be a better choice.
//Feingold? really? AG, Interior, or Education perhaps, but not SOS.
 
2008-11-14 08:28:30 PM  

Lawnchair: Pelosi and Clinton as co-leaders [of the house and senate respectively]


I'm down, as long as the Schadenfreude is vastly outweighed by the effectiveness.

If those two can get the congress moving -- do it.
 
2008-11-14 08:30:16 PM  
DarnoKonrad: Lawnchair: Pelosi and Clinton as co-leaders [of the house and senate respectively]

I'm down, as long as the Schadenfreude is vastly outweighed by the effectiveness.

If those two can get the congress moving -- do it.


That thundering slam you heard is Rush Limbaugh's sphincter clenching at the thought of that combination.
 
2008-11-14 08:30:40 PM  

Beachcomber: I think she'd do much better as Senate Majority leader, as Reid has no balls.


and she has massive balls.

/i'd prefer feingold for policy, but i'd be ok with her taking that position
 
2008-11-14 08:30:44 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: This calls for a little Howlin' Wlof.


Don't be absurd. Anytime is a good time for Howlin' Wolf.
 
2008-11-14 08:31:18 PM  

Lawnchair: Beachcomber: I think she'd do much better as Senate Majority leader, as Reid has no balls.

Thirded. She is the consummate politician. Not a diplomat nor a wonk. Perhaps, though, being offered and gracefully rejecting it is the path to S.M.L. for her.

Of course, I actually kind of respect Pelosi. A lot more than Reid, anyway. Pelosi and Clinton as co-leaders of the First Branch of government? Seems right somehow.



Yeah, I think it would make her look good if she turned it down. Instead of taking a high position in Obama's cabinet, she decides to keep slogging it out in the Senate. Which, I also concur, is her place. I see Clinton as being cunning and passionate. I don't see her as being diplomatic. She is just a better fit with Senate majority leader.
 
2008-11-14 08:31:37 PM  
But...unless Fark has misled me, I thought you got Clintoned in the Boobies?
 
2008-11-14 08:32:03 PM  

Lawnchair: Pelosi and Clinton as co-leaders of the First Branch of government? Seems right somehow.


watch out if they get synced up.

/just kidding, they're probably past that stage
 
2008-11-14 08:34:22 PM  

Beachcomber: I think she'd do much better as Senate Majority leader, as Reid has no balls.


So do I, but the Senate Majority leader succession race is pretty crowded.

It could be if they strip Lieberman of his chairmanship that a round of musical chairs might net her a more prestigious Senate chair than her current assignment in an Environment sub-committee. With Obama and Biden gone, plus Lieberman being stripped of his chairmanship possibly, there's a few chairs opened up...
 
2008-11-14 08:39:03 PM  

keiverarrow: Bow chicka bow bow


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/my grampa musta told me a thousand jokes that I never got until I was older
 
2008-11-14 08:44:21 PM  
DarnoKonrad
Here's a question. Has there ever been a politician that was secretary of state?

I mean really? It's not a political job. (new window)

These guys/girls are wonks.


Isn't that more of a Bill thing?

Oh, WONKS. Nevermind.
 
2008-11-14 08:49:46 PM  

RIDETHEWALRUS: She had to learn something, I know bill wasn't letting her spear catch.


I was waiting for the racist post to start.... If Obama makes a Spear Catcher SOS then you're calling him a Spear....Something? How dare you.

///I promise never to drink and post again.
 
2008-11-14 08:54:22 PM  
Yeah, like they had sex.
 
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