President-elect Barack Obama has named former election rival Senator Hilary Clinton as secratary of state on Monday.
Bill Clinton was among the first to express his approval, “As an American, I am thankful. As her husband, I am deeply proud.”
“[Hillary] is the right person for the job of helping to restore America’s image abroad, end the war in Iraq, advance peace and increase our security, by building a future for our children with more partners and fewer adversaries,” the former President added.
Republican pundit Rush Limbaugh also praised Obama’s selection, calling it a “brilliant stroke.”
Obama has already appointed House of Representatives’ Rahm Emanuel as White House chief of staff and plans to keep Robert Gates in position as defense secretary.
“I assembled this team because I am a strong believer in strong personalities and strong opinions. I think that’s how the best decisions are made,” Obama says of his cabinet decisions.
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