According to Politico, Vice President Joe Biden is on the top of a short list of candidates for Secretary of State should Hillary Clinton win the presidency November 8th.

Neither Clinton, nor her aides have yet told Biden. According to the source, they’re strategizing about how to make the approach to the vice president, who almost ran against her in the Democratic primaries but has since been campaigning for her at a breakneck pace all over the country in these final months.

“He’d be great, and they are spending a lot of time figuring out the best way to try to persuade him to do it if she wins,” said the source familiar with the transition planning.

Heh.

Remember when Bill Clinton promised Hillary would is a “change maker”?

Nothing says “change” like Joe Biden.

Surely one benefit of having Biden take over State is that we won’t have any email controversies. After all, is there any doubt “Lunch-bucket Joe” has absolutely no idea how to use an iPhone?  This is the man who’s given us these little gems over the years:

Which foreign nation or race will Secretary of State Biden offend first?

But wait, it gets better. The best part of the Politico article is here:

Neither Clinton, nor her aides have yet told Biden. According to the source, they’re strategizing about how to make the approach to the vice president, who almost ran against her in the Democratic primaries but has since been campaigning for her at a breakneck pace all over the country in these final months.

So Biden doesn’t know he’s the top pick for State and Team Hillary doesn’t know how to approach him about it and we know all of this because it’s all been leaked to the press. OK everybody… let’s all just keep this between us.

So, what’s really at play here?  Simple. This “leak” accomplishes two things: It sends a message to the Obama/Biden Democrats that Hillary is the heiress apparent and if you like what you’ve had you’re in for 4 more years. Plus, it forces political reporters to change the subject for a small time and take a little heat off the WikiLeaks emails.

 

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