Clinton Still Undecided on Cabinet Post, Aides Say

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2008 9:10 PM CST
In this Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 file photo, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses the press after voting.   (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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(Newser) – Press reports to the contrary, Hillary Clinton still hasn't decided whether to accept the post of secretary of state, Politico reports. She remains genuinely torn on whether to leave the Senate and give up her fight for health care reform, several anonymous aides say. The Obama camp is still vetting the business dealings of Bill Clinton and has not made a formal offer.

“A lot of the speculation and reporting is out ahead of the facts here,” said one source. “She is still weighing this, independent of President Clinton's work.” The Guardian of Britain set off a frenzy by reporting that Hillary had decided to accept, assuming Bill cleared the vetting process. Meanwhile, ABC's Jake Tapper reports that friction has emerged over how much say the Obama White House would have over Bill's future speeches and sources of income.