[QUOTE=UTR;2203895]I just can’t see Hillary being a team player for long. I think this is her way of getting street cred for a run in 2012 or 2016. I don’t think she has the temperament for diplomacy…
I most assuredly can see her playing team ball for as long as it takes to attain whatever goal(s) she envisions…be it another presidential run or simply manuevering for more power and status as Secretary. She is no one’s fool and will keep all viable options available.
Nothing unusual about a politician leveraging for street cred. The exception would be a politician who doesn’t.
What you just stated is why I don’t think she will be SoS long. This is 180 degrees from what Obama wants the State Department to project. Also, Obama’s name has eclipsed the Clinton’s name overnight and the press will make sure it stays this way. If you don’t believe this then just look at how the press favored Obama in the primaries over her.
The fact that she can sit across the table from you smiling and nodding all the while plotting to cut your heart out should you cross her, doesn’t make her a “bad” choice as SoS…rather it makes her ideal.
Say what you want about Hillary…ppl. in-the-know have stated that while she may be ruthless, you can absolutely trust her word.
Interestingly, these same ppl. say the opposite of Slick Willie’s word.
Clearly Obama’s star has risen, but this hardly diminishes the Clinton name or the power associated with it. She can easily play to the press while on Obama’s team…afterall, Obama nominated this woman and invited her into the fold. All she has to do is play her cards correctly and I don’t believe for a minute that she is lacking in political acumen.
Insofar as lacking the correct temperament…John R. Bolton is a perfect example of a tough-as-nails, very competent diplomat. His failing was not of his own making. He became a pariah because of Bush.
My gut tells me she will be nothing but trouble for Obama.[/QUOTE]
I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree. As I said, my gut tells me that this nomination was brilliant on Obama’s part.
[QUOTE=UTR;2203895]There can only be one chief and the rest are Indians. While Hillary says she is an Indian she really thinks that she is a chief.[/QUOTE]
Here again, nothing unusual about the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th in succession wanting to be chief or thinking that he/she would be a better chief (Hillary being 4th). Once again, the exception is the politician who does not desire more power.
It’s simply a matter of who can best play the game.