Hillary Clinton has said Yes to Secretary of State Position: Report

Hillary Clinton is reported to have said yes to an offer from President-elect Barack Obama to become the next United States Secretary of State.

Clinton flew to Chicago last last week to discuss the possibility with Obama, although New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson was also said to be in the running.

The Guardian broke the story, and said Obama’s advisers have begun looking into Bill Clinton’s foundation, which distributes millions of dollars to Africa to help with development, to ensure that there is no conflict of interest, but Democrats do not believe that the vetting is likely to be a problem.

Donklephant notes that although it’s not a great path to the White House, “Biden won’t be running in 2016, so this keeps Hillary on the world stage, keeps Bill in a cage and therefore helps Obama keep everybody in check.