Clinton and Biden Should Switch Jobs—Seriously

She'd be a better VP, he'd rather run State
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2010 8:04 AM CDT
Vice President Joe Biden passes Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton a glass during a round of toast for Mexican President Felipe Calderon during a luncheon at the State Department, May 19, 2010.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden really ought to have each other’s job, argues Sally Quinn in the Washington Post. All the arguments against giving Hillary Clinton the VP job—that she might not be happy, that Bill would be a problem, etc.—have effectively evaporated, and certainly haven't affected the job she's doing as secretary of state. She’s a tireless campaigner, young enough to run herself in 2016, and a perfect counterpoint to Sarah Palin and her "girl power" push.

Biden, meanwhile, has been rehabilitated from a gaffe-prone loose cannon into a reliable adviser. But his passion is foreign policy, and friends say secretary of state is his dream job. So give it to him. Sometime after the midterm elections, just make the switch. A couple confirmation votes later, Hillary could be on the campaign trail.

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