Washington insiders are chattering about Hillary Clinton’s duplicity in dealing with Obama and Mubarak’s long-time CIA friend, Frank Wisner. Apparently, Hillary was offering support to Wisner as if the President supported her policy. However, Obama’s several phone calls to the Middle East explaining his political stand on Egypt suggest otherwise.
Missing from the subtext of Hillary’s duplicity is the power play she has undertaken in what amounts to a vote of “no confidence” for Obama and his policies. The drubbing the Administration took in the November elections, the President’s ineffective response to Republican aggression in Congress and his rumored issues with depression also galvanized Hillary to support her own ambitions at the expense of the Obama Presidency.
Senator John Kerry has signalled to the Administration that he would accept the nod to take over for Hillary at State.
Before she goes, the President would be wise to weaken her and her husband politically before accepting her resignation. Most certainly she plans to run against the President in 2012.