What an Obama Administration Will Look Like: Wrap Yourself in Your Most Secure Straitjacket Before You Read Any Further
A Telegraph story about the possibility of a dignified exit for Hillary, perhaps with an offer of a Cabinet position, has this passage:
Another Democrat who has discussed strategy with friends in the Obama inner circle said that Mr Obama was openly considering asking Mrs Clinton to join his cabinet, alongside two other former presidential rivals: John Edwards, who is seen as a likely attorney general; and Joe Biden, who is a leading contender to become Secretary of State.
Mr Obama hinted at the plan last week. “One of my heroes is Abraham Lincoln,” he said. “Lincoln basically pulled in all the people who had been running against him into his cabinet because whatever personal feelings there were, the issue was ‘how can we get this country through this time of crisis?’ And I think that has to be the approach that one takes.”
(Via Tully at Stubborn Facts.)
Still, there’s something about seeing those two possibilities together on your computer screen, together, mentioned as a very real possibility . . .
I don’t know. It kind of makes you want to curl up into a fetal position and whimper incoherently.
Or maybe run out of the house into the street, pulling huge tufts of hair from your head as you scream hysterically: “OBAMA IS TALKING ABOUT MAKING JOHN EDWARDS THE [expletive deleted]ING ATTORNEY GENERAL!! OBAMA IS TALKING ABOUT MAKING JOE [expletive deleted]ING BIDEN the GOD[expletive deleted] MOTHER[expletive deleted]ING SECRETARY OF STATE!!!! HOLY MOTHER OF CHRIST, WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THIS COUNTRY!!!! AHHH!!! AHHHH!!!!”
Because that would be the rational response.
Instead, I find myself just sitting here at my computer calmly typing out a post about these possibilities.
Now that’s crazy!
UPDATE: I was screaming so hysterically that I mislabeled Edwards as the putative Secretary of State in my screaming rant. Thanks to a commenter for pointing it out. Man, this is a bad day for brain freezes.