Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dissension Between Obama & Hillary?

Here's an interesting item from CNN.

It asks if Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is being backbenched.

The article cites a statement from Jim Hoagland of The Washington Post who says Obama's top advisers David Axelrod and Rahm Emmanuel are crafting the Obama Administration's foreign policy message.

Tina Brown of The Daily Beast writes, "It's time for Barack Obama to let Hillary Clinton take off her burqa."

Of course, Hillary's staffers dismiss any notion of her being backbenched as "wholly false."

Well, what else are Hillary's people going to say? "Yeah, Obama is backbenching Hillary."

Assuming this story has only a kernel of truth to it President Obama had better be careful. He can ill afford to alienate Hillary. If he doesn't sufficiently accord her due respect then she will resign her office and challenge him for the party's nomination in 2012. If she does that his Presidency is as good as dead. Oh, Obama will survive Hillary's challenge. He just won't survive the general election. Just ask Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush.

The cracks in the Obama Administration have formed.

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