While a Hillary Clinton appointment as secretary of State has been greeted with enthusiasm worldwide, Barack Obama’s own team of believers is feeling some confusion and dissonance, reports Politico. “These guys didn't put together a campaign in order to turn the government over to the Clintons,” says a Democrat close to Obama. "I can't stand her," said another—"but I think she's a great choice."
Robert Kuttner, a Clinton critic, suggests that the upside of a Clinton pick could be more liberal Cabinet appointees, rather than more Clintonistas. And while Obama’s top staff developed a serious distaste for the Clintons that the whole campaign grew to share, the president-elect himself now appears wholly untroubled by his former rival.