You know the phrase “Too cute by half?” It appears that Barack Obama wants to bring Hillary Clinton on his cabinet as Security of State. This move would be something that is for sure to cute by half.
How so? Well this is being described as the “Team of Rivals” pick. Basically, it is the idea that you bring your biggest adversaries into your cabinet in order to be your advisors. Seems like a great idea, right? You pull in people you disagree with for the sake of unity, and you govern in the middle and everyone is better for it.
What is the problem? Well, really two things. First off, she isn’t qualified. What is Hillary’s experience is foreign diplomacy? She has none. Not only does she have none, she not even the type who would make a good Security of State, like Rice, Powell or Albright was. Her foreign policy experience is limited at best. Also, as a Senator, she has focused more on constituent service, as this is the type of person she is. She is a problem solver, not a diplomat.
Second off, she hates his guts. This has shadow Presidency written all over it. Once he chooses her, he can’t rememove her. She very well could act as de facto President. Basically, there is a reason why you stick a Powell or a Rice in this position (or a Kerry or a Richardson), you don’t want someone who harbors more political ambitions. With the freak show media, this is not the place to but someone like that.
It appeared that Obama removed Hillary as a thorn in his flesh. Why stick her back in? It just isn’t smart.