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Hillary Unsure About Secretary of State Job

Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 03:07 PM

By Jim Meyers

Amid all the speculation that Barack Obama might appoint Sen. Hillary Clinton as secretary of state in his administration, Hillary is said to have reservations about accepting the job.

Clinton enjoys being her own boss and is reluctant to surrender the independence that comes with that, said a Clinton adviser, who spoke to the New York Times on condition of anonymity.

“If you are secretary of state you work for the president,” the adviser said. “If you are a senator, you work for yourself and the people that elected you.”

Former President Bill Clinton has offered several concessions to help Hillary land the job. He has agreed to release the names of several major donors to his charitable foundation and will submit future foundation activities and paid speeches to a strict ethics review, the Associated Press reported.

But issues surrounding Bill Clinton “won’t be the stumbling block,” the adviser told The Times. “She hasn’t decided whether she wants to leave the Senate.”

One issue that could indeed be a stumbling block to accepting the appointment is the matter of Hillary’s outstanding campaign debt of $7.6 million, not including personal loans she made to her campaign.

The Hatch Act, which governs the political activities of federal employees, forbids an employee from personally soliciting political donations.

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