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Friday, November 21, 2008

Madam Secretary

It seems the prez-elect has actually chosen Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. It seems an odd choice to me, I would have put my money on Bill Richardson who has the qualifications and became a strong supporter. I can't help but see problems waiting in the wings with this.

On the other hand, my husband came up with a Machiavellian explanation. Bring Senator Clinton into the fold, give her the opportunity to do the job or make mischief. If she choses the latter, she has been eliminated from any position of national prominence. I never knew Mark's mind could work in such a devious way, but I think this makes sense. Not only is Barack Obama smart, he is very politically astute.

I'm waiting to go to the DR, so I'm babbling while I wait.


  1. I hope your appointment goes well. I must admit his choice seemed baffling to me, but maybe your hubby is right. I sure can't think of any other reason : )

    Once again hope you get to feeling better very soon!


  2. I'm hoping Sandra doesn't mind my filliing everyone in.... She is in the hospital on standby, last I heard, waiting to have her appendix taken out. I am glad she had numerous people telling her to get to the Dr. or she may not have listened. She wants no visitors, but I am thinking she's going to get a card from me....

  3. Thanks for letting us know! Poor thing she must be feeling awful. My Mom and I were really worried for her. She will be in our thoughts over the weekend. We hope for a speedy recovery.

    Bye for now,


  4. WE'll be thinking of her here in NC too!! Glad she made it.


  5. I am just getting caught up and reading about Sandra being sick.
    Appendicitis! Thank goodness everyone insisted on getting in to see a Doctor and especially Beth's referral.
    Get well soon, Sandra!

  6. My best to Sandra for a speedy recovery!


I really appreciate the concept and sentiment behind awards, but I cannot participate in them anymore. I have too may and I have not got the time to devote to participating properly. To all who have honored me, I am grateful but I don't have seven more things to tell anyone about myself! And I'm a terrible passer-oner.