Hillary Clinton As Secretary Of State? Rumor has it that Sen. Hillary Clinton is up for the position of secretary of state. No one on Obama's transition team has said anything on the record, but choosing her would be a major announcement after the two senators fought each other long and hard in the primaries.
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Hillary Clinton As Secretary Of State?

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Hillary Clinton As Secretary Of State?

Hillary Clinton As Secretary Of State?

Hillary Clinton As Secretary Of State?

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Rumors are circulating President-elect Barack Obama is considering Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images hide caption

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Rumors are circulating President-elect Barack Obama is considering Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state.

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The rumor de jour among political junkies is that Sen. Hillary Clinton is being considered for the position of secretary of state in the Obama administration.

No one inside President-elect Barack Obama's transition team is on the record yet about an appointment, but choosing Clinton would be a major announcement after the two senators fought each other long and hard in the primaries.

NPR News Analyst Juan Williams says there are two arguments in favor of appointing Clinton to the post. First, if she served in the Obama administration, Williams says, then she would not be able to lead any Democratic opposition to Obama's agenda in the Senate.

And secondly, he says, the Clinton name and clout could impress foreign leaders. Adding Clinton to his "inner circle," Williams says, could add to Obama's stature.