Woodward on reported Clinton appointment: "She never goes away, she and her husband"

››› ››› LAUREN AUERBACH

On the November 30 edition of CBS' Face the Nation, while discussing President-elect Barack Obama's expected nomination of Sen. Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, Washington Post assistant managing editor Bob Woodward remarked of Clinton: "She never goes away, she and her husband." Woodward then added: "It's an amazing national security team that Obama appears to have selected. It's kind of like 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears.' You've got too cool, which might be -- or at least appropriately cool -- General [James] Jones as the national security adviser; [Defense Secretary Robert] Gates is kind of just right, in the middle; and Hillary Clinton, hot." He continued: "This is going to be a whole new center of gravity for the news media, for the world. My assessment -- without having any knowledge, really -- is that the economists and the economic team around Obama convinced him that the economic crisis is so deep and going to require so much time, go ahead and give Hillary and Bill the world."

From the November 30 edition of CBS' Face the Nation:

BOB SCHIEFFER (host): Bob Woodward, the president, if all goes as expected, at 10:50 Eastern Time tomorrow will announce his new national security team, to be headed by Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state.

WOODWARD: She never goes away, she and her husband. It's an amazing national security team that Obama appears to have selected. It's kind of like "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." You've got too cool, which might be -- or at least appropriately cool -- General Jones as the national security adviser; Gates is kind of just right, in the middle; and Hillary Clinton, hot.

This is going to be a whole new center of gravity for the news media, for the world. My assessment -- without having any knowledge, really -- is that the economists and the economic team around Obama convinced him that the economic crisis is so deep and going to require so much time, go ahead and give Hillary and Bill the world.

Network/Outlet
CBS
Person
Bob Woodward
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Face the Nation
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Propaganda/Noise Machine, Hillary Clinton
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