Let's think this through a bit more, shall we?
Two other names that have been bandied about as Obama's Sec. State are New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, and Senator John Kerry (D-MA). Kerry stands to inherit a the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairmanship from Joe Biden, which is a pretty sweet post. There's no rule saying Kerry couldn't hold both
offices, but it would be rather presumptuous. "Look at me, I'm John
Kerry! I'm so smart and tall and
fancy! Thrill to my geopolitical acumen!" Of course, this kind of behavior is expected from an avid
windsurfer/Francophile like Kerry.
Then there's Richardson, a man liked by many, but who remains persona non grata in Clintonville. Could all this Hillary-at-State scuttlebutt amount to maneuvering by Clintonites to derail Richardson's shot at a major cabinet post? (This would have the unfortunate side effect of crushing Val Kilmer's gubernatorial dreams). I'm not sure Richardson has the steel cojones necessary to excel in this role (Madeline Albright, on the other hand. . . her balls are bulletproof), but he might help improve relations with our Southern Hemispheric neighbors, and it would be cool to have a Secretary of State who wears a bolo tie without an ounce of irony.
The up-to-the-second rumors suggest that Obama did indeed ask Clinton to run State, and that she's taking some time to think about it. I still think it's a smart play on his behalf, provided they work out a way to muzzle Bubba. That dude's a loose cannon. He needs to hang back in Harlem and raise money for Poles for Tiny Dancers, or whatever.