Surprise! Drama (and Chaos) at State
9:55 AM, Feb 4, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
The Washington Times reports:
When Hillary Clinton was first appointed as Secretary of State, most Obama supporters let themselves believe that she would be a dutiful servant, subordinating her own interests to those of the president. Those with less faith in the president's managerial abilities expected instead that that Clinton and her camp would be a constant source of trouble for Obama, and a constant source of leaks for the press. The fact that Zinni, whose name was floated as a possible Obama VP and who claims he was offered the job by Clinton herself, would be treated like this seems to suggest that the fighting between State and the White House has already begun. And if Clinton can't even hand out ambassadorship's without Obama cutting her legs out from under her -- it's going to be a very bumpy ride.