Even The MSM Gets and Admits It
Yes, even the habitually and expectantly imperceptive MSM admits and gets that Hillary has more than Obama to lose in her accepting the offer of Secretary of State:
The key and telling phrase being "relinquish independence." They realize like many others that a great deal of her power as a politician comes from her independence. And, they are both loving that she gets boxed in and loses a measurable amount of it, and hating that the box isn't as small as it usually has been in the past for many cabinent-level appointees.
They rehash all of the memes to get their usual digs in:
Among the issues: Why would Obama choose someone he repeatedly criticized for voting for the U.S. invasion of Iraq to be the face of his administration's foreign policy? Why would he abrogate his famous "no drama" policy and embrace Clintonian theatrics?
And, here is what they are dreading:
But advisers said the discussions got back on track after he promised she would have considerable input on staffing decisions and plenty of access to him.
And, this should be an alarm for anyone thinking that Hillary gets as much out of this as Obama does: She gets the vaunted kiss of death from none other than Axelrod, himself.
Obama's advisers said the matter is simple: The strengths Clinton would bring to the job would outweigh the drawbacks.
"Hillary Clinton is a demonstrably able, tough, brilliant person who can help ... advance the interests of this administration and this country," Obama strategist David Axelrod said Sunday in an interview on "Fox News Sunday."
Just my opinion, but if one's initial reaction was one of "this doesn't feel right", it's probably because it's not. A leash is still a leash if even encrusted with jewels and stretching from Washington to Kindgom Come. I think in something as complicated and relationship-based as a presidential administration, it simple isn't enough to ask if the appointee will be capable of executing the duties of the office.
But, if you subscribe to the "Team of Rivals" theory that's become a popular Village narrative as of late, than this is sure to work for America.
Have at it...again.