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Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State?

That’s what Ben Smith is reporting, yesterday morning:

Andrea Mitchell reported this evening that Obama is considering Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, something that’s been buzzed about as a possibility for a few days.

I haven’t been able to confirm it, and neither Obama nor Clinton camps would comment, though NBC apparently has confirmation that she went to Chicago today.

One interesting item: Clinton aides are not knocking the report down, which they might.

Since Ben wrote that, apparently, there are confirmations are coming from a number of sources, including the Washington Post:

There’s increasing chatter in political circles that the Obama camp is not overly happy with the usual suspects for secretary of state these days and that the field might be expanding


Colin Powell Endorsement: Who Cares?

It’s not exactly been a big mystery where the former Secretary of State was going with his own vote this year.  And NBC was was certainly fairly confident that they knew what Power was going to say today when he gave his endorsement to Obama (transcript).

I would tend to agree with Michelle Malkin when she states that this doesn’t look like a mater of race, despite contrary comments by Rush Limbaugh and George Will.

I was impressed that Brokaw asked two questions that I would not have expected from him:

  1. Will Democrats accept this endorsement from the man who “closed the deal” in getting us into Iraq?
  2. Should Bill Ayers have repudiated the Weather Underground and his actions in that organization?

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