Saturday, December 1, 2007

Is this high school or politics? Or is there a difference?

I found this story rather amusing, and strangely gets me excited at the prospect of bringing Bill Clinton back to the White House even without Hillary there. But if she does not get the party nomination and Obama does would Bill stand by his woman and not accept the position?

Obama to Offer Bill Clinton a Job?

As the presidential campaign winds its way down to the Iowa caucuses, the verbal sparring between candidates has grown more personal in nature. On the Democratic side of the equation, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have been calling each other out by name on a regular basis, Hillary questioning Obama's experience, and Obama wondering aloud about Clinton's judgment. So it may come as a surprise, that in the midst of this rhetorical warming period, who Obama has declared he would offer a position in his administration. Answer? None other than Hillary's hubby, Bill.

During an interview with Time magazine, Obama was asked if he'd consider hiring the former president.

A job for Hillary, as well? Not so much. During a chat with ABC news earlier this week, Obama leveled some not-so-veiled-criticism of the New York senator's claim of having ample experience by way of comparison to his own wife, Michelle.

"I don't think Michelle would claim that she is the best qualified person to be a United States senator by virtue of me talking to her on occasion about the work that I've done,"

Hillary counters that her eight years in the White House were not just about photo-ops with school kids. Rather, she declares herself as having been, "fully immersed in the daily operation of the West Wing." In other words, as we all known by now, when Bill was elected, she got a job, too.

Another person who might be hired if Obama manages to defeat the former First Lady is former Vice President, Al Gore. In response to Time asking about Gore, however, Obama stated that he would wait an additional :59 seconds after hiring Bill before taking on Al, as well.

Would you offer him [Gore] a job in an Obama Administration?
In a minute.

So you see, a vote for Barack Obama is a vote for Clinton/Gore, while vote for Hillary is also a vote for Bill, but maybe not Al. Since only one of the two candidates can win, I think it's safe to say each should play it safe, and not quit his or her day job. Bill's prospects, on the other hand, are looking damn good.

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