New York has accepted an offer from President-elect Barack Obama to become U.S. secretary of state, joining her former Democratic rival to help guide U.S. foreign policy, the New York Times said on Friday.Listen, speaking as a lifetime New Yorker, Hillary Clinton did nothing for our state worth mentioning during her reign as Senator so in a way I'm glad she'll be gone. But unless the Obama team has some grand scheme at works, an administration with Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, not the mention the other Billary cronies Barack has already hired, is a bad sign. I refuse to believe that there isn't anyone more qualified to be Secretary of State than Hillary Clinton. And how Barack Obama can trust the Clinton's after all the crap they put him through during the primaries is beyond me. This is "change"?!?
The newspaper quoted two Clinton associates who said she came to her decision after additional discussions with Obama about the nature of her role as the top U.S. diplomat and his foreign policy plans.
"She's ready," one of the sources told the newspaper, which posted the report on its website.
Clinton emerged as a frontrunner for the secretary of state job late last week, transfixing a country which had seen her compete hard against Obama to win the Democratic nomination for the presidency. Obama clinched that nomination in June and then beat Republican John McCain in the November 4 election.
Democratic Party sources have recently said Clinton, was on track to be nominated, with an official announcement expected after the November 27 Thanksgiving holiday.