If Barack Obama asks Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to be secretary of state, she likely will face questions about the global network her husband Bill has created with his foundation, speaking engagements, and business ventures, experts said Friday.Put aside questions concerning conflict of interests, why would Barack Obama put himself in even more of a position to be undermined by having Billary on his cabinet along with the two Billary cronies he's already hired? Unless there's been some major scheming between the Obama and Clinton camps behind the scenes of late (which wouldn't surprise me too much), Barack seems be acting really naive (inexperienced?) here. I don't have a strong feeling one way or the other about who should be Secretary of State, but certainly a better pick exists out there that's not named Hillary Clinton.
Those questions could include whether Bill Clinton has conflicts of interest or follows the State Department line in his dealings with business and government leaders overseas.
Since leaving the White House eight years ago, Bill Clinton has entered into business partnerships and established the William J. Clinton Foundation, which sponsors international development, AIDS care and other initiatives in projects around the world.
The Clintons dissolved their blind trust and sold their stocks last year, and Bill Clinton disengaged from some investments, to avoid conflict of interest questions while Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) campaigned for president.