Clinton Rumored for Secretary of State Post

Clinton Rumored for Secretary of State Post

The Obama-Biden transition rumor mill is buzzing. This time, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is on lthe short list for secretary of state, according to people in the know.

Clinton, the former first lady, current junior senator from New York, and former presidential candidate, was rumored to be a contender for the job last week, but the talk died down as party activists questioned whether she was best-suited to be the nation’s top diplomat in an Obama administration, according to the Associated Press.

The talk has resumed a day after Obama named several former aides to President Bill Clinton to help run his transition effort.

Other people also mentioned for the State Department job are Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), and New Mexico’s Democratic governor, Bill Richardson.

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