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Friday, November 14, 2008

Just A Quick Review

In case you forget, this would be the Order of Presidential Line of Succession, if you plug in Senator Hillary Clinton, given rumours which swirled around Thursday.

  • 1 Vice President/President of the Senate - Joseph R. Biden
  • 2 Speaker of the House of Representatives - Nancy Pelosi
  • 3 President pro tempore of the Senate - Robert Byrd
  • 4 Secretary of State - Hillary Clinton

I personally think Senator Clinton is poised to become the new Senator Ted Kennedy, and to become the absolute doyenne in Congress, even outstripping Nancy Pelosi in time. As such, why would she give up such a long-standing power base for a mere cabinet position?

But for a woman who will not challenge in 2012, because it would be political suicide within the Democratic Party to go against Barack Obama* as incumbent, and will be 69 in 2016, maybe hovering around the wings is the only chance she's got.

*Curiously, my analogy to her being the new Senator Kennedy does have a strange twist. The last person to challenge an incumbent President Carter for the nomination, from his own Party was indeed Ted Kennedy. As that 90s tune had it, "Things that make you go ahhh".

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3 Comments:

  • I personally think Senator Clinton is poised to become the new Senator Ted Kennedy, and to become the absolute doyenne in Congress, even outstripping Nancy Pelosi in time.

    I agree, and it would be a smart move on her part.

    Bill is likely to land some high profile position under Obama.

    By Blogger chickenlittle, at Fri Nov 14, 01:50:00 am GMT-5  

  • It's "Things that make you go hmmm," not "ahhh," by C&C Music Factory!

    By Blogger Zachary Paul Sire, at Fri Nov 14, 01:57:00 am GMT-5  

  • The radio station I listen to announced that the Obama Transition Team has talked to WI Gov Jim Doyle.....

    Stay tuned.....not sure for what position in the Cabinet....Attorney General has been mentioned, but I have heard other names....

    Victoria/Ruth Anne...you have a clue on this?

    Peggy

    By Blogger Peggy Gero DaValt, at Fri Nov 14, 09:10:00 am GMT-5  

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