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WASHINGTON - If Hillary Rodham Clinton wins the presidency, some top Democrats would like to see her husband, former President Bill Clinton, appointed to serve out Hillary’s unexpired Senate term.
“As a senator, he’d be a knockout,” said Harold Ickes, who was once a top White House aide to Bill Clinton and now gives behind-the-scenes advice to Hillary. “He knows issues, he loves public policy and he’s a good politician.”
Some Democrats and political analysts say Bill Clinton would thrive in the world’s greatest deliberative body, much like Lyndon Johnson did before he became president. ...
Such a scenario is not beyond the realm of possibility now that the governor’s mansion in New York is occupied by a Democrat, Eliot Spitzer, who succeeded Republican Gov. George Pataki last month. If Hillary Clinton wins the White House, Spitzer would likely appoint a fellow Democrat to take over her Senate seat.
But here, is such a conspiracy in the making, and actively being talked about by the Clinton camp. Wife succeeding husband as president and then husband succeeding wife (but unelected) as NY Senator? This is a total mockery of the U.S. constitution and an "in your face" to the American public.
If he became majority leader, given the right (!) circumstances, he might be in a position to become president again, or at least force a constitutional crisis while they tried to figure it out.
You have to admit that it would be much less troublesome if Bill just stayed out of the government.
I would think that the dems would be really concerned about playboy Bill ending up embarrassing Hillary like Billy Carter did to Jimmy.
Originally posted by CautiousCrab
This is the Spoils System all over again.
Anyways..I'm not even worried...I find it unlikely that Hilary will ever get elected.