Come on, folks. You can be as frustrated and angry as you want to be over Hillary Clinton’s participation in the election of Barack Obama. I’ve expressed some frustration myself, as well as some understanding for her difficult position. But the news broke today that she may or may not have been offered the position of Secretary of State, and people are saying she shouldn’t take it?
35% of PUMAs voting in a poll over at PUMApac said she shouldn’t take it. Joseph Cannonfire is on board with wanting her to decline it. I understand the reticence, but think people, please. 30% does not just apply to elected positions. And what good is it to get out of the game and hold the pattern for another 4-8 years? No, we’ve got to take every opportunity. Who cares if she will be vilified by the Progressive Dude Nation? She obviously doesn’t. I hope she takes it, if indeed it was offered. She’d be a damn sight better choice than John “The Definition of Impotence” Kerry. And at least we would know that one office was going to be competently led.
Be mad, but don’t cut off your nose to spite your face. Sheesh.
In other news, the United States named it’s first ever female 4 Star General, General Ann Dunwoody. This is an important step, and it should be noted that it occurred under a Republican administration. She was nominated by George W. Bush for the post in June. General Dunwoody had this to say at her swearing in ceremony:
“This promotion has taken me back in time like no other event in my entire life,” she said. “And I didn’t appreciate the enormity of the events until tidal waves of cards, letters, and e-mails started coming my way.
“And I’ve heard from men and women, from every branch of service, from every region of our country, and every corner of the world. I’ve heard from moms and dads who see this promotion as a beacon of home for their own daughters and after affirmation that anything is possible through hard work and commitment.
“And I’ve heard from women veterans of all wars, many who just wanted to say congratulations; some who just wanted to say thanks; and still other who just wanted to say they were so happy this day had finally come.”
Update: Oh, good lord, you knew it was coming. On the wreck-list, a diary already accusing the Clinton Machine of engineering this story. (Daily Kos link–click at your own peril). It’s actually a response to Olbermann, who is oh-so paranoid (also DK link) that it may be *gasp!* true! I mean, it came from Andrea Micthell! (Big fat eye roll)