Sunday, June 1, 2008

No Veep for Hillary

A London newspaper is reporting that Hillary will be offered a dignified exit from the Presidential race, but not the vice president's position.
Senior figures in the Obama camp have told Democrat colleagues that the offer to Mrs Clinton of a cabinet post as health secretary or to steer new legislation through the Senate will be a central element of their peace overtures to the New York senator.
They're not certain that Hillary will find that gratifying.
Despite pressure from some Clinton allies, Mr Obama and his advisers do not wish to ask her to be his vice-presidential running mate. “They will talk to her,” one Democrat strategist close to senior figures in the Obama camp told The Sunday Telegraph. “They will give her the respect she deserves. She will get something to do with health care, a cabinet post or the chance to lead the legislation through the Senate.”
If the idea of Barack as President and Hillary in the cabinet isn't scary enough, consider this motivation to volunteer for McCain:

Another Democrat who has discussed strategy with friends in the Obama inner circle said that Mr Obama was openly considering asking Mrs Clinton to join his cabinet, alongside two other former presidential rivals: John Edwards, who is seen as a likely attorney general; and Joe Biden, who is a leading contender to become Secretary of State.

Mr Obama hinted at the plan last week. “One of my heroes is Abraham Lincoln,” he said.
Ya, well, one of my heroes is Evil Knievel, but I sold my motorcycle when I graduated college.

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