President-elect Barack Obama is reported to have met Senator Hillary Clinton over possible cabinet post in the new administration. The various news reports last few days suggested that Obama is gauging the possibility of offering Senator Hillary Clinton Secretary of State position.
Appearing at a public transit conference in Albany on Friday, Mrs. Clinton said she would not address reports about whether she would be offered a position in the Obama administration.
“I have to start by saying I’m very happy there is so much press attention and interest in transit,” she joked during her appearance at a conference hosted by the New York Public Transit Association, before a crowd of roughly 200 people and a couple dozen reporters and photographers.
“I’m not going to speculate or address anything about the president elect’s incoming administration,” she said. “I’m going to respect his process,” she said, adding that any questions “should be directed to his transition team.”
President-elect Barack Obama is considering Hillary Rodham Clinton to be his secretary of state, Democrats said Friday, exciting a burst of speculation that he would transform the former first lady and his fierce campaign foe into one of his top Cabinet officials and the nation’s chief diplomatic voice.