What Was Obama Thinking?

Obama insiders are worried that their grand poohbah has screwed up big-time by appointing Hillary as his Secretary of State. Columnist David Ignatius shares their fear:

The idea of subcontracting foreign policy to Clinton, a big, hungry, needy ego surrounded by a team that’s hungrier and needier still, strikes me as a mistake of potentially enormous proportions.

I agree. Everything the Clintons do is calculated to benefit themselves, not others. Appointing a former rival to a top cabinet post sounds very Lincolnesque, but I’m confident this won’t turn out the way Lincoln’s magnanimity paid off. Obama will eventually rue the day he came up with this idea.

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