Monthly Archives: November 2008
Sen Hillary Rodham Clinton may have lost the Democratic nomination for President in a bitter, name-calling battle with Barack Obama but that was then and this is now. On Monday, she becomes one of President-elect Obama's top advisers as his choice for Secretary of State.
Sen. Clinton will join a Presidential cabinet that seems more Clinton than Obama because the President-elect has turned to a number of members of former President Bill Clinton's administration to serve with the man who once promised change but now appears to want more of the same.
In a concession that few thought would happen, former President Bill Clinton will reveal the names of donors to his foundation and will also allow the state department to review and approve his future foreign travel and speeches.
Clinton's once super-secret list of more than 200,000 donors was a deal breaker for his wife's appointment as President-elect Barack Obama's Secretary of State: No list, no job.
The donor list was also a campaign issue in the hotly-contested battle between Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Presidential nomination.
Lame duck President George W. Bush may be going but he's far from gone.
Bush is papering the federal government with last-minue executive orders putting his stamp on everything he can and paying off debts to those who supported him during his controversial Presidency.
Outgoing Presidents often issue last minute rules that they not only hope will last long after they leave office but that will also not be immediately overturned by the incoming resident of the White House.
But Bush's last-minute glut of rules goes far beyond what has been done by other departing Presidents and often stretches the boundries of what may or may not be legal.
It's typical Bush and shows the outgoing President is not going quietly. He will be defiant to the end.