Far Right Cheers Hillary at State

Neocons, writers trumpet her ability to defy party on foreign policy
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 22, 2008 1:02 PM CST
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., attends a memorial ceremony for the late Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll in the Capitol rotunda in Harrisburg, Pa., Friday, Nov. 21, 2008.    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – The far right is warming to the idea of Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, with neocons, righty writers, and a manager of Bill’s impeachment trial all getting excited about her perceived “willingness to veer right on international policy,” writes Ana Marie Cox at the Daily Beast. Said one consultant: “We all know that, secretly, she’s a hawk.”

Conservative editor Bill Kristol is “looking forward to working with her!” and Sen. Lindsey Graham, a close adviser to John McCain, noted that “there's no country in the world she can't go to. I mean, she's Hillary!” Meanwhile, Clinton advisers remarking on her conservative appeal commented that “political pragmatism is where this starts and ends.”