Conventional wisdom is Hillary will realize her aspiration repeatedly. For now, that prophecy is but a oft-expressed faith.
Years ago, the prominent First Lady crossed the threshold from the front. Today she enters from a side door. Tomorrow, or in 2012, the soon-to-be sanctioned Secretary intends to stride across the promenade, and then placed upon the path to the Oval Office. All the while Bill Clinton was, as he will be, by her side.
Americans may recall the day the duo initially appeared on the national scene. From the first, when the people gazed upon the potential co-Presidents, up until, and through the 2008 Primary Election, the coronation of the Clintons, together, and one at a time, was expected. Moments ago, when the announcement was made, few gasped in amazement. Citizens have always known; America is Clinton country. The periodicals only print what was a foregone conclusion. Hillary has arrived once more.
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is Hillary Clinton's castle. The people, throughout this global village, are hers. Former First Lady Clinton reigns. In our name, she will speak with world leaders, Premiers and Prime Ministers. Secretary of State Clinton will establish the rules. Hope for Hillary is more than a perpetual power. What she wants is realized. However, what others had yearned for may be lost with her appointment.
People may muse. When an individual freely expresses a desire to obliterate another nation, with what she thinks raison d'être, as Hillary Clinton has, that person does not define diplomacy as an ambassadorial arbitrator might. For those who crave planet-wide peace, a scornful Secretary of State Clinton could be the cause for much concern. Some say, with Hillary at the helm, world peace may remain the impossible dream. Her vision may be international doom.
No one can know with certainty what will be. Nonetheless, while the Obama Transition Team proclaims the terms of the contract have not been confirmed, others believe as was guaranteed, in the New York Times.
Clinton Decides to Accept Post at State Dept., Confidants Say
By Peter Baker
The New York Times
November 21, 2008
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton has decided to give up her Senate seat and accept the position of secretary of state, making her the public face around the world for the administration of the man who beat her for the Democratic presidential nomination, two confidants said Friday.
The apparent accord between perhaps the two leading figures in the Democratic Party climaxed a week-long drama that riveted the nation's capital.
Mrs. Clinton came to her decision after additional discussion with President-elect Barack Obama about the nature of her role and his plans for foreign policy, said one of the confidants, who insisted on anonymity to discuss the situation.
Mr. Obama's office told reporters on Thursday that the nomination is "on track" but this is the first word from the Clinton camp that she has decided.
"She's ready," the confidant said, adding that Mrs. Clinton was reassured after talking again with Mr. Obama because their first meeting in Chicago last week "was so general." The purpose of the follow-up talk, he noted, was not to extract particular concessions but "just getting comfortable" with the idea of working together.
A second Clinton associate confirmed that her camp believes they have a done deal. Senior Obama advisers said Friday morning that the offer had not been formally accepted and no announcement would be made until after Thanksgiving. But they said they were convinced that the nascent alliance was ready to be sealed.
Internationally everyone awaits further corroboration. Few doubt what seems pre-determined. Most have faith the coalition of challengers is complete. For now, Hillary Clinton will hold hands with Barack Obama. The President Elect can pull her up and into the White House, officially. His assistance may secure a forever achievement, a legendary legacy. The future, perchance, belongs to the First Lady, the Senator, the Secretary of State; the potential is eternal for Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Source for the Secretary of State Clinton . .
- Clinton Decides to Accept Post at State Dept., Confidants Say. By Peter Baker. The New York Times. November 21, 2008
- pdf Clinton Decides to Accept Post at State Dept., Confidants Say. By Peter Baker. The New York Times. November 21, 2008