Saturday, November 15, 2008

Collins on Hill

Gail Collins of the NY Times is one of my must-read columnists, in part because she has a gift for putting a kind of loopy spin on all Very Serious Questions of Current Interest, such as Hill for Sec State. From this morning's column, her top four reasons why Mrs. Clinton is a great choice for State:

1. She would not let the vice president run our foreign policy. Joe Biden is no Dick Cheney, but we just do not want to go there again. We have scars.

2. Obama could live out his fantasy of following the Abraham Lincoln model and filling his cabinet with a team of rivals without having to make Sarah Palin secretary of commerce.

3. Clinton already has a supply of pantsuits sufficient to get her through six months of peace negotiations in the Middle East without coming home for a change of clothes.

4. She might do a terrific job.

I'd say Hill is uber-qualified just on the strength of criterion #3 alone...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was all prepped to laugh at #3, but the photo in my brain of #2 almost made it shut down.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Vigilante said...

Not Hillary. Not Richardson. Wesley Clark for Secretary of State. Put the varsity on the field.

1:43 PM  
Blogger buckarooskidoo said...

vig, i agree...wes clark is a great favorite of mine too. his credentials are even stronger than richard holbrooke's...maybe national security adviser, or defense after gates, if not SoS?

11:58 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

Free Web Counter
hit Counter