I would say we’re being trolled, but this is about par for the 2016 course.
I’m not sure why Hillary’s camp is floating the idea of Joe Biden as a potential Secretary of State, but they are.
Politico reported late Thursday night:
Joe Biden is at the top of the internal short list Hillary Clinton’s transition team is preparing for her pick to be secretary of state, a source familiar with the planning tells POLITICO.
This would be the first major Cabinet candidate to go public for a campaign that’s insisted its focus remains on winning the election, and perhaps the most central choice for a potential president who was a secretary of state herself.
Neither Clinton, nor her aides have yet told Biden. According to the source, they’re strategizing about how to make the approach to the vice president, who almost ran against her in the Democratic primaries but has since been campaigning for her at a breakneck pace all over the country in these final months.
“He’d be great, and they are spending a lot of time figuring out the best way to try to persuade him to do it if she wins,” said the source familiar with the transition planning.
I smell a deal quite similar to the one allegedly made between Obama and Hillary in the 2008 election — sit out and I’ll give you the Secretary of State gig.
This bit was particularly entertaining:
The vice president, who chaired the Senate Foreign Relations Committee before joining the administration, is one of the most experienced and respected Democrats on the world stage. He’s also coming to what would be the close of a 44-year career in Washington, first with six terms in the Senate and then two terms as President Barack Obama’s closest adviser — and the keeper of the portfolio on some of the most difficult international issues, including Iraq and Ukraine.
I know, I chuckled too.
Biden says he’s not interested:
BIDEN tells CNN affil KBJR re Secretary of State: "I don't want to remain in the administration. .. I have no intention of staying involved"
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 28, 2016
Which is what he also said about running for president, before changing his mind and deciding he’d made a mistake.
At this point, we may as well turn the entire hill into a real life version of Veep.
Lord help us all.
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